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.
THE Impact Rankings
Top-level impact on the Sustainable Development Goal 13: climate action
LUT is in the world's top 10 in SDG 13, climate action, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021. As a whole, out of 1115 universities, LUT was ranked among the top 201–300 in the THE. The THE assess the social and economic impact of universities against the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Among the Finnish universities LUT shares the top position with Aalto University. Nationally LUT's scores the high points on climate action (SDG 13), affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9) and partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).
The dedication and climate actions of the younger generation predict a brighter future
"This discussion is a positive signal: concerns about the future are not insurmountable. I hope you will come up with solutions that are beyond my imagination."
This is how President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö summed up his discussion with LUT University students. The online discussion on Monday 26 April took over an hour and was one of three on President Niinistö's Kultaranta university tour.
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.