Current coronavirus instructions and recommendations at LUT University
We at LUT are following the outbreak situation continuously and will update our coronavirus instructions whenever necessary. We aim to continue studies and work in as normal a way as we can while doing our part to slow down the spread of the coronavirus in accordance with government recommendations.
LUT University publishes its sustainability report for 2019 and sets more ambitions sustainability goals
LUT has promoted sustainability with regard to all 17 goals in the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The university also calculated its carbon footprint according to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol for the first time.
"LUT's calculation takes into account direct and indirect emissions and all three scopes of the GHG Protocol. Our greatest emission sources are food, commuting and business travel. We are currently preparing a climate action plan to cut these emissions," Sustainability Manager Kati Koikkalainen explains.
LUT's sustainability promotion will continue with more detailed carbon footprint calculations and by updating the environmental management system. LUT is aiming for carbon negativity by 2024.
Digitalization is the key to optimizing international performance
Digitalization has already changed the way companies do business, forcing both companies and their clients further up the adoption curve almost overnight. As Junior Researcher Ioan-Iustin Vadana from the LUT School of Business and Management describes, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have woken up in a world in which digital channels are the primary user-engagement model – and in some industries the only one.
Now is the time to seize the opportunity
The small virus has changed the media environment in a great deal. For journalists, it has been a time of extreme pressure to learn and understand and write timely coverage about the new unpredictable virus. On the other hand, during the past weeks and months, the role and importance of media has increased enormously for every individual and for the whole society.
That's why it is now time to start reflecting what has happened and what is going to happen in the media industry because of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Associate Professor Päivi Maijanen from LUT School of Business and Management.