Our strategic choices, scientific research, academic education and social interaction are all guided by the principles of ecological, economic and social sustainability. Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we seek new solutions with our expertise in technology, business and social sciences. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal.

LUT promoting UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Through our Trailblazer 2030 strategy and our research, we focus on influencing the following UN's sustainable development goals in particular. Click on each icon to read more!

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Clean water and sanitation

We respect water as a resource to be protected, cleaned and refined. We recover raw materials from wastewater and create new solutions for water treatment.
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Affordable and Clean Energy

We develop clean energy solutions with expertise in technology and economics. We utilise Power-to-X technologies and electrification.
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Decent work and economic growth

Economically, socially and ecologically sustainable business is at the core of our expertise. We promote innovative, entrepreneurial and network-like solutions.
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Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

We promote the sustainability of society through circular economy and sustainable business models, data analytics, digitalisation, electrification, Power-to-X technologies and hydrogen economy.
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Responsible Consumption and Production

We promote the renewal of industrial production through digitalisation, circular economy, new materials and enhanced processes. Our systemic perspective offers solutions for e.g. waste management, urban planning and production management.
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Climate Action

We produce scientific knowledge and sustainable, system-based, technological, and business-related solutions to mitigate climate change.
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Partnerships for the goals

We are committed to the UN Global Compact initiative. We promote the sustainable development goals through strong cooperation with our partner companies, stakeholders and campus cities.

On the way towards ambitious goals

Jari Hämäläinen, LUT-yliopiston vararehtori, rehtoriaatin jäsen
Our high places in the THE Impact Ranking shows that we have maintained our position as a top university in the world and that our strategy yields results. LUT genuinely offers solutions to the greatest challenges humankind faces.
Jari Hämäläinen
LUT's vice rector for research and innovation

We strive for our targets by implementing LUT's Climate Action Plan and by research that grows our positive environmental handprint. We also report LUT's carbon footprint annually, aiming at carbon neutrality.


Read more about our networks and commitments to sustainable development, reporting and policies, and stakeholders and community engagement.

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