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.
Aalto Sustainability Hub

Founded in 2018, Aalto Sustainability Hub addresses diverse societal challenges by increasing dialogue between different scientific fields and social actors. Our mission is to create a world-class research and learning environment focused on sustainability and circular economy. The aim is to bring 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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Sustainable networks

Sustainability networks

Aalto University operates actively in global and national sustainability networks.

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Sustainable services

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

Global Sustainability Goals Logo

Aalto is committed to SDGs

Aalto 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.


Get in touch!

Visit us at

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

Email our contact persons

Meri Löyttyniemi, Senior Advisor, Chair of NSCN
[email protected]
+358 50 313 7549


Taru Henriksson, Senior Advisor
Sustainability in education and research
[email protected]
+358 50 528 9081

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