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 multidisciplinary knowledge on cutting-edge sustainability solutions.
CHEMARTS. Photo: Aalto University/ Eeva Suorlahti

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

Examples of other projects on sustainability

Aalto Sustainability Talks

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

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Aalto Sustainability Stories

Aalto Sustainability Stories

The sustainability stories featured in this booklet serve as examples and showcase outcomes of research and teaching in line with the Aalto University principles, mainly creating a world-class research and learning environment focused on sustainability and circular economy.

Browse the Aalto Sustainability Stories brochure.

Aalto Sustainability

To address complex sustainability challenges, Aalto Sustainability team works to increase interdisciplinary research collaboration and to promote sustainability in teaching, campus development and other operations at Aalto.

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Aalto Global Impact

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

Aalto Global Impact
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