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.

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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 research collaboration and to promote sustainability in teaching, campus development and other operations at Aalto.

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Aalto Sustainability Hub
An Aalto pen lying on the page of a study book, students working in the background / photo by Aalto University, Aino Huovio

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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strategy workshop Image: Mikko Raskinen

SDGs at Aalto University

Aalto University 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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Sustainability Science Days

Sustainability networks

Aalto University operates actively in global and national sustainability networks. Get to know our networks better.

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Aalto Sustainability Stories

Aalto Sustainability Stories

The sustainability stories featured in this booklet serve as examples and showcase outcomes of research and teaching in line with the Aalto University principles, mainly creating a world-class research and learning environment focused on sustainability and circular economy.

Browse the Aalto Sustainability Stories brochure.

News

Green nudges illustration, two people walking on a dirt road in a park
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Aalto Sustainability Hub launches new Green Nudge Team programme for students

The Green Nudge Team programme is currently looking for students interested in a meaningful and hands-on way to contribute to sustainability at Aalto University.
Väreen aulaan on pystytetty näyttely, jonka rakenteiden alla voi kulkea: kattorakenteesta roikkuu kasveja ja julisteita
Campus, Cooperation, Research & Art, University Published:

Designs for a Cooler Planet: ‘The Race’ theme calls for action

Collaboration between designers, researchers and stakeholders can lead to better solutions for society and the environment.
SDG courses in Aalto University
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Course descriptions complemented with information about Sustainable Development Goals

The course offerings of Aalto University have been analysed from the Sustainable Development Goals point of view. The new course descriptions include information about which sustainable development themes are part of the course content.
Solve the SDGs by AVP and Junction, 18–20 September
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Solve the SDGs hackathon aims to change the world in 48 hours

Aalto Ventures Program and Junction created a sustainability-themed online hackathon together.
UNITE! workshop at Aalto University in February 2020. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
Research & Art Published:

Funding for project to design future universities

Europe-wide collaboration aims to make research more open and diverse
Green nudges illustration, two people walking on a dirt road in a park
Cooperation Published:

Aalto Sustainability Hub launches new Green Nudge Team programme for students

The Green Nudge Team programme is currently looking for students interested in a meaningful and hands-on way to contribute to sustainability at Aalto University.
Professori Pentti Kujala
Honoured Published:

Pentti Kujala named winner of Transportation Research Award 2020 

Improving the safety of ships operating in ice-covered waters. 
SDG courses in Aalto University
Studies Published:

Course descriptions complemented with information about Sustainable Development Goals

The course offerings of Aalto University have been analysed from the Sustainable Development Goals point of view. The new course descriptions include information about which sustainable development themes are part of the course content.

Events

Aalto Sustainability Talks - Quality education for sustainable development
Online event

Quality education for sustainable development

This session of Aalto Sustainability Talks discusses education's role on sustainability and sustainable development through quality lenses.
Other

Climate change - perspectives of hope for the future

The discussion will address, among other things, the mitigation of climate change through technology and the potential for change in the lives of individuals and communities. The event was postponed from Spring 2020 to 2021.
Sustainability Science Days 2021 - Destruction & Creativity - May 18-19th, Helsinki and Espoo
Conferences and workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2021: Destruction & creativity

SSD is a two-day conference conference concentrating on radical changes that are indispensable for solutions to the sustainability crisis.
Other

Climate change - perspectives of hope for the future

The discussion will address, among other things, the mitigation of climate change through technology and the potential for change in the lives of individuals and communities. The event was postponed from Spring 2020 to 2021.
Sustainability Science Days 2021 - Destruction & Creativity - May 18-19th, Helsinki and Espoo
Conferences and workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2021: Destruction & creativity

SSD is a two-day conference conference concentrating on radical changes that are indispensable for solutions to the sustainability crisis.

Get in touch!

Visiting address

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

Contact us

Aalto Sustainability Hub team, contact details

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