Sustainable development and responsibility

LUT University promotes sustainable development and we are responsible in all operations. Our strategic choices, scientific research, academic education and social interaction are all guided by the principles of ecological, economic and social sustainability.   

Our research, education, campus operations and stakeholder work promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We promote the universal sustainable development goals for the environment, people and economy as a member of the following networks (in 2018): 

More information on International Sustainable Campus Networking (PRME, ISCN and NSCN) is here.

LUT is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as evidenced by the Rector's signatory in SDG Accord. Through our Trailblazer 2030 strategy and our research, we focus on influencing the following UN´s sustainable development goals in particular: 

Clean Water and Sanitation

Affordable and Clean Energy

Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure

Responsible Consumption
and Production

Climate Action


Sustainability in stakeholder cooperation

Sustainability is a part of all our stakeholder cooperation. We influence the society around us by helping companies and other societal actors use solutions provided by research on emission-free energy, clean water and air, the circular economy and sustainable business.   

We monitor our university's quality of research and productivity as well as the quality and impact of teaching by means of international comparisons and various evaluations and international accreditations on a regular basis.  

We cooperate extensively with regional, national and global operators. In 2020, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) awarded LUT Junior University the best sustainable development cooperation model.

We're working with Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS) to build Finland's greenest student housing community. Together with our campus cities Lappeenranta (Finnish Climate Capital) and Lahti (European Green Capital), we promote the goals of a clean environment.

Among other things, we produce expertise, vision, education and solutions in the following cooperation networks: 

We're developing technology solutions for a sustainable future with our strategic industrial partners. Green Campus Open promotes the commercialisation of research at LUT. Our investment company Green Campus Innovations funds research in the seed phase. 

Contact info

Kati Koikkalainen
Sustainability Manager
+358 40 584 2793

Annikka Nurkka
Quality System Manager
+358 40 0555784

Tuomas Nevalainen
Facility Service Manager
+ 358 40 684 3959

Marko Kasurinen
Development Manager
+ 358 40 683 1488