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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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Aalto Sustainability Hub
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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 All

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

Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto
Research & Art Published:

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.
fragile waters infographics endangered rivers page 1 design: Lin Pei-Yu
Research & Art Published:

How can we use rivers sustainably?

Humans have long altered the natural state of rivers. Now nature’s own methods can help us to manage rivers more sustainably.
Polaris-projekti visualisoi nuorten ilmastoahdistusta
Cooperation Published:

The Polaris study project visualizes climate change anxiety

Finnish Broadcasting Company’s mobile story tries to capture how young adults experience climate change.
Professor Mari Lundström Aalto University
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Small Finland is a big player in the circular economy of metals

Finland was chosen to lead the strategic planning for battery recycling in Europe. Two key reasons for this achievement are the high-level research carried out in Finland and the close cooperation within the sector.
Researchers Salmivaara and Kibler
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

What does entrepreneurship mean for sustainable development? 3 distinct things, according to EU policy

Mixed meanings may muddy take-aways for firms and national governments
Industrial Internet Campus is a co-innovation lab for students, researchers and companies
Cooperation Published:

EIT Manufacturing - Newsletter 04/2019

Highlights from the on-going and coming activities!
Olarin lukiolaisia Kemian tekniikan korkeakoulun opiskelijamarkkinoinnin työpajassa 8.2.2019/ Kuva: Helena Seppälä
Studies Published:

Chemical technology education fosters sustainable development and opens doors to employment

School of Chemical Engineering provides students with capacities to work for the climate, the environment and sustainable development.
Aalto Research groups
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Sustainable development is at the heart of our operations

Solving of the great challenges facing mankind in a sustainable way is a key element of Aalto University's research and teaching. Sustainable solutions guide our operations as an organization.

Events

Aalto EIT Services
Lectures and seminars

Raw Materials Summit

Stay tuned for more updates! The registration and more details will follow soon.
Sustainability in Filmmaking
Lectures and seminars

SUFI Sustainability in Filmmaking seminar

What is the environmental burden of film productions? Why is it important to take action on the matter (in Finland)? How big is the carbon footprint of a film production? What does "sustainable production" mean?
NODUS Otaniemi Exclusive
Lectures and seminars

NODUS Seminar Otaniemi Exclusive

NODUS Sustainable Design Research Group of Aalto University brings together researchers and practitioners on topics relevant to design, innovation and sustainability. Our special guest in Otaniemi Exclusive is prof. Terry Irwin from Carnegie Mellon University.
Graduation Party -näyttelystä Matilda Tuuren työ, kuva Valeria Azovskaya
Exhibitions and fairs

Graduation Party exhibition 12 June 2019

Student works reflect environmental issues and sustainability as well as collaboration of science and arts.
Sustainability in Filmmaking
Lectures and seminars

SUFI Sustainability in Filmmaking seminar

What is the environmental burden of film productions? Why is it important to take action on the matter (in Finland)? How big is the carbon footprint of a film production? What does "sustainable production" mean?
NODUS Otaniemi Exclusive
Lectures and seminars

NODUS Seminar Otaniemi Exclusive

NODUS Sustainable Design Research Group of Aalto University brings together researchers and practitioners on topics relevant to design, innovation and sustainability. Our special guest in Otaniemi Exclusive is prof. Terry Irwin from Carnegie Mellon University.
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.

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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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Updated 9.5.2019
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