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Why Study Sustainability?

Recent collaborations and hands-on project work

In Creative Sustainability project work courses, the School of Business students have co-operated with companies from such sectors as energy, construction, food, services, and forest industry. Examples of recent project work can be found here: capstone.

During studies, business students of Creative Sustainability team up with designers and engineers to participate in various sustainability-related competitions, challenges and hackathons. Winners get to take their projects further into life providing students with invaluable work experience. See, for example, how CS students won the Social Hackathon.

To learn more about ongoing activities, please visit the programme website.

Why Study Sustainability?

The major development challenges of sustainability include climate change, global poverty, social and economic inequality, population growth as well as demographic changes and adapting to rapid global economic changes. The global and local challenges and the complexity of future scenarios increasingly require a multidisciplinary approach as well as education that can address the linkages between the environmental, the economic and the socio-cultural. Higher education and research have thus become essential to the search for sustainable solutions in society.

Why Study Sustainability in Finland?

While Nordic countries are known for their pristine nature and high social standards, it was not always this way. The fragility of the Nordic environment has pushed Finland, and the other Nordic countries, to address nature conservation and restoration seriously and consistently. In terms of social progress, it was some 100 years ago that Finnish women were the first in the world to acquire the right to vote and to stand as candidates in elections. More recently, Finland ranked in the top four in the world Sustainable Development Goals Index 2016, showing its active commitment to achieving sustainable development.

The high quality of Finnish education has been recognised worldwide on numerous occasions. Thanks to the non-hierarchical culture and liberal values of Finnish education, students in Finland get to work with governmental officials, dynamic non-profits and fast-developing companies on projects related to sustainability, development and innovation. Such experiences provide future graduates with valuable training, skills and a winning CV work history.

Why Study Sustainability at Aalto?

Aalto is a dynamic Finnish university that takes pride in its innovative and multidisciplinary approach to education and research. It offers a unique opportunity to not only earn a degree in a single field, but to also acquire learning enriched with multidisciplinarity at the intersection of science, design and business. Aalto is committed to identifying and solving societal challenges, while building an innovative future through its strong start-up community.

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