Research for sustainability
At Aalto University we study many exciting sustainability questions like giving rebirth to abandoned materials, revolution towards more sustainable energy and mobility, and solutions for water scarcity. We study innovation for poverty alleviation, sharing economy, climate finance and many other topics that enable us to create practice-relevant and multidisciplinary knowledge on cutting-edge sustainability solutions.
We believe that cooperation between different scientific fields and social actors is vital in answering the complex sustainability challenges. Aalto Sustainability Hub was founded in 2018 to promote multidisciplinary knowledge creation, so that we could be ever more capable of tackling the challenges with system-aware research.
As outlined in Aalto University Code of Conduct, we are committed to promoting sustainability in our teaching, research contents and results, as well as in our research processes and practices.
Research groups focusing on sustainability
The SUB research group studies innovative business models and transition paths that enhance sustainable development. SUB’s research streams cover energy transitions, innovation for poverty alleviation, new forms of organizing for a sustainability, and study of corporate responsibility.
Aalto WiT (World in Transition) LAB a network of researchers and projects focusing on resilient communities, human settlements, humanitarian architecture, environmental awareness, pre-disaster planning, reconstruction, community engagement and grassroots action.
Examples of other projects on sustainability
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.
We promote and facilitate Aalto University’s research and education for global sustainable development.