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Master's Programme in Sustainability Science and Solutions

We all want to build a society which will enable our children to prosper.

As the complexity and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, we can no longer think about our investment needs only in terms of technical products with great performance.

In every investment decision, a growing need to contribute more effectively to sustainability challenges has to be taken into account.

Climate warming, weakening air quality, water pollution and waste are examples of current global sustainability challenges. Sometimes traditional technologies offer the best solutions, but we also need novel solutions to complex environmental problems.

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Solutions to these global challenges, such as environmental sustainability, call for systems thinking. We need to understand the context in which a product is going to operate and whether it relates to the need to reduce emissions, use less oil-based fuel or water, end-of-life disassembly, or marketing in a region which taxes based on a footprint.

By understanding the broader context in which the challenges lie, we are able to identify more sustainable solutions.

In this programme, you will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and view them in a multidisciplinary way, producing solutions which take all aspects of sustainability in society into consideration.

You will take courses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, waste management, life cycle management, emission control and reduction, climate change, and sustainable business and innovation.

Your studies will focus on industrial and corporate processes and practices, enabling you to acquire knowledge and skills to introduce sustainability solutions to the corporate and government sectors.

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Sustainability Science and Solutions

Degree
Master of Science in Technology

Credits
120 ECTS credits

Duration
2 years

Start date
August 2021

Language
English

Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 10 000 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Campus
Lappeenranta

Regular admission
1 December 2020 − 20 January 2021 at 15:00 (UTC+2)

Rolling admission
1 November 2020 − 31 May 2021 at 15:00 (UTC+2)

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