LUT Sustainability report 2024
Created 29.5.2024
Updated 29.5.2024

LUT University's report on sustainability 2023 gives a comprehensive account of how the university's education, research and impact in different sectors of society promote the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). LUT pays special attention to seven SDGs closely related to its strategy

“We aim to solve the world's wicked problems. Society on the whole needs to reduce emissions and aim for a carbon neutral future to curb climate change,” says Rector Juha-Matti Saksa

“Electric transport and the use of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, to build a hydrogen economy in Finland are solutions that we've put a great deal of effort into and that are important for our future. Last year, we widened our perspective from technology and business to social and communication sciences.”

Well-being at work also improved at LUT. Moreover, our students are provenly satisfied with our atmosphere and teaching.

“Our sense of community has always been our strength,” Rector Saksa sums up.

LUT strives for carbon neutrality with regard to its own emissions by the end of 2024. In addition, the university continues to pursue reductions in indirect emissions from campus meals, business travel and commuting. 

Aside from the carbon footprint, LUT's climate actions are assessed in terms of the environmental handprint. The handprint refers to the positive impact that the university's activity, such as education and research, have on climate actions in society and businesses. 

“LUT also funds projects that will reduce its carbon footprint down the line or help other organisations decrease their carbon footprint. That, in turn, increases LUT's handprint,” Sustainability Manager Hanna-Leena Ottelin points out.

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