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

Hologram at the Aalto's Product Design Project Gala. Photo: Mikko Raskinen
Research & Art, University Published:

Make your research or project visible to the public and decision-makers: Application for Designs for a Cooler Planet 2023 now open

Our theme is Invisible – what don't we see even though we should? We're bringing together the most radically creative projects and work from our Aalto community, so come along!
Aalto-yliopisto/ Unto Rautio
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An Entrepreneurial Mindset: What does it mean in teaching?

Integrate Entrepreneurial Mindset into your course and curricula with competencies drafted by Aalto Co-Educator.
Kestävyysraportointikilpailun 2022 voittajat
Cooperation, Honoured Published:

Finland’s top sustainability reports are of high quality

Stora Enso won the overall competition for the third time
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Research & Art Published:

Additional measures are needed to manage the use of electric scooters

According to a recent report, Finland should consider age, speed and alcohol limits for the use of electric scooters and other means of micromobility.

Events

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Conferences and workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2023: PATHWAYS OF HOPE – Knowledge, Actions, Solutions

The Sustainability Science Days (SSD) is an international, three-day conference organised jointly by Aalto University and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) on May 24–26, 2023.
Visualizing Knowledge 2023
Networking, Campus, Conferences and workshops, Exhibitions, Lectures and seminars

Visualizing Knowledge 2023

VK 23 invites you to discuss and explore uncertainty in a new light. Let’s find prevalent questions and explanations through information design and Data visualization to unravel the complexity.

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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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