LUT leaped to the world's top 200 business schools
LUT School of Business and Management (LBM) is among the world's top 200 business schools in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 for business and economics subjects. The latest ranking shows a significant leap for LBM, as it moved up from 301-400 in the previous year.
LUT places second among a total of seven Finnish universities included in the ranking.
"There are no shortcuts to excellence. I'm really happy to see that consistent hard work is paying off", says dean Sami Saarenketo.
New evidence of environmental advantages of geopolymer use
Concrete is the world's most frequently used construction material, and the cement that its manufacture requires produces roughly 8% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. Geopolymers – cement-like binders created as a reaction of mineral by-product flows and alkaline activators – are a rising trend in research that is hoped to reduce construction industry emissions.>
LUT University's recent study on geopolymer composite recipes revealed significant potential for environmental advantages.
"Carbon sinks could be established on the African continent"
The founder of the energy and fuel company St1 Mika Anttonen says that getting our planet back on track requires radical approaches, systemic changes and a global carbon market.
"A global carbon market is an exemplary solution. The producer of carbon dioxide would pay to have the carbon they emit recovered from the atmosphere."
Carbon sinks could be established especially on the African continent.