Sustainability

Welcome to create solutions to the world's major challenges

At Aalto, we create solutions that enable well-being within the planetary boundaries. With us, you get the opportunity to learn, research and do meaningful things in a unique environment: we combine the expertise in science, art, technology and economy to develop creative solutions to the world’s major challenges, such as the climate crisis. 

We are a community of thousands of students, researchers and experts with passion and expertise for both system-level solutions and the rapidly implemented new innovations.

Students

Welcome to sustainable Aalto!

Aalto University’s purpose is to shape a sustainable future. We create solutions that enables well-being within the planetary boundaries and produce solutions that help us to move to a sustainable society, so that the transition is economically and socially stable. Please familiarise yourself with our sustainability tips below.

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Campus

Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community. Explore the campus virtually at virtualtour.aalto.fi.

Our sustainable and green campus
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CHEMARTS. Photo: Aalto University/ Eeva Suorlahti

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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Sustainability reports

Science, technology and arts play an important role in solving global sustainability problems. Aalto University’s strength is its strong multidisciplinary approach to humanity’s greatest challenges, such as environmental crises.

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Code of Conduct - Values into practice

The Aalto University Code of Conduct is one way of putting our values and way of working — the foundation of our community culture — into practice

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Aalto Global Impact

Aalto Global Impact

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

Sustainability

News

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Cooperation, Research & Art, University Published:

'Wardrobe of the future' – sustainable solutions for the fashion and textile industry

The exhibition is showcasing solutions from researchers and students on sustainable future for the fashion and textile industry.
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Campus, Research & Art, University Published:

Five things to see at Designs for a Cooler Planet: Evolving colours, wood glitter and garments with a history

Open until 12 October 2022, Designs for a Cooler Planet is an annual exhibit showcasing bold designs that approach sustainability from avenues including fashion, food and materials.
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Changes to animal feed could supply food for one billion people

Livestock and fish could be fed more agricultural by-products, freeing up food for people
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Campus Published:

Space utilization rate pilot has started

Space utilization rates on Otaniemi campus will be researched during autumn 2022.

Events

European Researchers' Night 2022
Online event

European Researchers' Night: Unite! smart cities – by and for the citizens

On European Researchers' Night the Unite! alliance and Aalto University invite you to learn about the transition to sustainable and climate-neutral cities by 2030.
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Lectures and seminars

The Future of Vertical Farming

Join this panel discussion to learn more about the potential of vertical farming.
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Conferences and workshops

Interplanetary Gender and Technology Workshop - a Collective Speculative Exploration

What are the emancipatory possibilities of everyday technologies?
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Lectures and seminars

Nils Erik Wickberg Lectures 2022: Architecture, Society and Circular Economy

The seminar’s theme this year is Circular Economy in the built environment, with various approaches from both international and Finnish researchers and practising architects. The presentations will explore circularity from various angles, from history to theory and practice.

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Jussi Impiö

Head of Sustainable Solutions

Jasmin Järvinen

Kestävän kehityksen hankekoordinaattori

Elina Ruoho

Erityisasiantuntija

Katja Rönkkö

Senior Communications Specialist
U908 Communications Services
Paula Schönach

Paula Schönach

Senior Advisor, Sustainability
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