Sustainability

Sustainability at Aalto University

We are committed to promoting sustainability through research and education as well as in our campus development and other daily practices.

Environmental Engineering. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/ Aalto University

Research for sustainability

Complex sustainability challenges like climate change, loss of biodiversity and global inequality call for ground-breaking and societally impactful research. Our key research areas give us a unique chance for creating practice-relevant knowledge on cutting-edge sustainability solutions.

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CHEMARTS. Photo: Aalto University/ Eeva Suorlahti

Education for sustainability

Our aim is to integrate sustainability into all education at Aalto. All our Bachelor's and Master's Degree programmes will include content on sustainability by 2020.

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Climate KIC Summer School 2017. Photo: Aalto University/ Roee Cohen

Sustainable Aalto

Understood through all its dimensions - ecological, social, economic and cultural - we are committed to carrying out our activities in a sustainable manner. For example, we work actively to develop the energy efficiency of our property portfolio and to reduce energy consumption in our campuses.

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Aalto Party 2017. Photo: Aalto University/ Pinja Valja

Aalto Sustainability Hub

To address complex sustainability challenges, Aalto Sustainability Hub works to increase interdisciplinary collaboration and to promote sustainability in teaching, campus development and other operations at Aalto.

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Sustainability reports

The core impact of our operations is related to high-quality teaching and education, enabling solutions for pressing sustainability challenges. Developing a sustainable campus is also a key part of our strategy.

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Global Sustainability Goals Logo

Aalto is committed to SDGs

Aalto is the first Finnish university to sign universities' global Sustainable Development Goals Accord.

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Aalto Global Impact

Aalto Global Impact

We promote and facilitate Aalto University’s research and education for global sustainable development.

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Sustainable Development Goals innovation challenge

Aalto University launches the challenge to find new digital solutions to support implementing and reporting SDGs.

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News

New York_June 2019
Cooperation, University Published:

New biomaterials and their market potential are at the centre of interest in the United States

How can bio-based materials be adopted as an alternative to synthetic plastics on an industrial scale? Is it possible for environmentally friendly textile production to be profitable?
Mikko Jalas, kuva: Sanna Lehto
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

'The way we spend our time makes a big difference'

Director of the Creative Sustainability programme Mikko Jalas taks about self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Rolls of fabric in warehouse
Research & Art Published:

SUB researchers lead new sustainable textiles consortium

Researchers from the Sustainability in Business (SUB) research group are leading one of Aalto’s three consortia funded in the latest round of grants from the Academy of Finland’s Strategic Research Council.
Aalto koordinoi kolmea uutta STN-konsortiota, kuva Aino Huovio
Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto to coordinate three new SRC consortia

Aalto University received EUR 9.2 million or 18 percent of the funding allocated.
New York_June 2019
Cooperation, University Published:

New biomaterials and their market potential are at the centre of interest in the United States

How can bio-based materials be adopted as an alternative to synthetic plastics on an industrial scale? Is it possible for environmentally friendly textile production to be profitable?
Kuvassa ylhäältä vasemmalta Ernesto Hartikainen, Nina Borger, Jussi Kallio, Jasmin Järvinen, Rosa Väisänen, Eetu Ahonen ja Erkki Aalto. Kuva: Hanna Wikström/ Aalto-yliopisto
Cooperation Published:

Aalto's alumni has developed a solution for reducing consumers’ carbon footprint

Colour coding the packaging material of daily consumer goods would facilitate recycling but a cleaner and homogeneous recycling fraction would also enhance the opportunity for waste reuse.
Emma-Riikka Myllymäki is Assistant Professor of Accounting in the School of Business. Photo: Outi Puukko
Research & Art Published:

Emma-Riikka Myllymäki: High quality reporting improves decision-making

The Assistant Professor of accounting encourages companies to develop their sustainability reporting.
Ice rubbling
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Estimating the wear and tear of ice on physical structures over coming decades or even centuries

To face the challenges of a warming climate, a new technique determines the long-term effects of moving Arctic ice on bridges or wind turbines

Events

APV Summer School 2018
Lectures and seminars

Aalto Ventures Program Summer Course - Creating Multidimensional Experiences

There's still time to register for this unique summer course organized by AVP and Flow Festival!
Aalto EIT Services
Conferences and workshops

Join the RACE (Raw & Circular Economy Expedition)

A 2-week learning journey across Europe and along the raw materials value chain.
Registration Deadline - 20 Apr 2019
Aalto EIT Services
Conferences and workshops

4th Expert Forum Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility: Electrification and Lightweight Design

The Expert Forum on Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility.
Registration Deadline - 15 Sept 2019
Digisfääri

Digisfääri

Biggest annual conference for IT professionals from Finnish higher education institutions, held at a different campus each year

Get in touch!

Visiting address

Aalto Sustainability Hub
at the Väre building, Otaniementie 14, Espoo

Contact person

Meri Löyttyniemi, Senior advisor, Chair of NSCN
[email protected]
tel. +358 50 313 7549

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