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.

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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 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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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 networks

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

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News

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Creative Sustainability included in Financial Times’ list of best practices for sustainability in business schools

School of Business was included among the best practices for sustainability in teaching and student projects.
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Call for Projects 2021 - Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RawMaterials)

Annual call - Pre-submission: 17 JAN; Final-submission: 28 FEB
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Call for EIT RawMaterials Projects 2021 is open!

Developing raw materials into a major strength for Europe
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Call for Projects 2021 - Education (EIT RawMaterials)

Annual call - Pre-submission: 17 JAN; Final-submission: 28 FEB
Creative sustainability students brainstorming
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Creative Sustainability included in Financial Times’ list of best practices for sustainability in business schools

School of Business was included among the best practices for sustainability in teaching and student projects.
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The latest installation talks available on video

Aalto University's newly tenured professors reveal the secrets of quantum computers and shortlisted investments, among other things.
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Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility Lighthouse (EIT RawMaterials)

Future Mobility is powered by Sustainable Raw Materials
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Wood-based yarn captures hormones from wastewater

Hormones and other pharmaceuticals ending up in bodies from natural waters are a globally significant environmental problem.

Events

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Campus

Digitally Circular Meetup - 20 November 2019

A networking event to accelerate circular economy by connecting sustainability, digital and business professionals.
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Lectures and seminars

Bioenergy sustainability: A view from Finland towards Nordic policymakers

What contribution can bioenergy make towards Finland’s carbon neutrality objectives?

In this seminar, speakers from industry and research fields will consider the key issues in bioenergy sustainability in Finland. Input from the seminar will feed into a policy brief to the Nordic Council on sustainable use of biomass in the Nordic countries.
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Thought Leaders’ Talk by Annu Nieminen

The new era of value creation is here! Join us to hear what net impact actually means and how it can be measured as Annu Nieminen from The Upright Project takes the stage.
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Lectures and seminars

Better Business — Better Society -seminaari: Leading transformations – Beyond change management

Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series offers opportunities to learn about and discuss current societally important topics monthly.
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Lectures and seminars

Thought Leaders’ Talk by Annu Nieminen

The new era of value creation is here! Join us to hear what net impact actually means and how it can be measured as Annu Nieminen from The Upright Project takes the stage.
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Conferences and workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2020: Destruction & creativity

The Sustainability Science Days is a two-day conference organised jointly by Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science and Aalto Sustainability Hub. The conference will concentrate on radical changes that are indispensable for creative solutions to the present sustainability crisis.

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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