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.
Aalto Sustainability Hub

Founded in 2018, Aalto Sustainability Hub addresses diverse societal challenges by increasing dialogue between different scientific fields and societal actors. Our mission is to create a world-class research and learning environment focused on sustainability and circular economy. The aim is to provide new, interdisciplinary understanding of the systemic solutions needed for a sustainable future.

Strategic ideas guiding the work of Aalto Sustainability Hub

Circular economy

Circular economy

We see the world as interconnected systems, where human societies and nature are inextricably interlinked.

Co-creation, ©Abigail Garbett


We engage in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, we work cross disciplinary boundaries and beyond the academia, with partners from different sectors of society.

Campus as a living lab

Campus as living lab

We experiment our sustainability research with our immediate surroundings, Aalto University campus.

Aalto Sustainability Hub community

A community of committed people

Aalto Sustainability Hub gathers more than 350 members.

Aalto Sustainability Hub Internal Steering Board

Aalto Sustainability Hub External Advisory Board

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

Sustainability networks

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

Aalto University / Aalto Sustainability Hub

Sustainable services

The objective at Aalto University is that sustainable development and responsibility are present in all activities, teaching, and research.

strategy workshop Image: Mikko Raskinen

SDGs at Aalto University

Aalto University is the first Finnish university to sign universities' global Sustainable Development Goals Accord.

Aalto Global Impact

Aalto Global Impact

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

People at an event

Event Sustainability - checklist for event planning

This checklist helps you to consider the environmental sustainability of your event.

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Aalto Sustainability Talks

Aalto Sustainability Talks seminar series presents topical research making contributions to solving sustainability challenges.


Aalto Sustainability Hub's newsletter

Subscribe to Aalto Sustainability Hub's monthly newsletter by sending a request to [email protected] 

Get in touch!

Contact ASH team: [email protected]


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

Meri Löyttyniemi

Meri Löyttyniemi, Senior Advisor of Sustainability, Founder and member of NSCN
[email protected]
+358 50 313 7549

Team leader of ASH, sustainability at Aalto, collaborative projects

Paula Schönach

Paula Schönach, Senior Advisor of Sustainability, PhD, docent
[email protected]
+358 50 505 8727

Sustainability in research and teaching

Hymyilevä naisoletettu. Ruskeat pitkät hiukset, roosa kauluspaita ja musta takki. Taustalla kuusia.

Jasmin Järvinen Trainee, M.A., Aalto Sustainability Hub
[email protected]

Aino Saarelainen

Aino Saarelainen, Trainee, AaltoSDG mobile application
[email protected]

AaltoSDG mobile application

Verneri Virsunen photo

Verneri Virsunen, Trainee, M.Sc., Aalto Sustainability Hub
[email protected]

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