Sustainability in academic education

LUT educates researchers, tomorrow's problem-solvers and decision-makers who think sustainably. By using their knowledge, skills and competences, they will contribute to sustainable solutions and practices wherever they work.

All new students receive an introduction to LUT's environmentally responsible thinking and research. According to the Master's graduate surveys 2020 both in technology and business administration the sustainability expertise developed in studies at LUT is above national average (sources: Finnish Business School Graduates, TEK Graduate Survey). Also Bachelor's graduate survey 2020 reveal that the sustainability competences have strengthened consistently both in engineering and business administration BSc degree studies.

We strive to include sustainable development themes in the learning outcomes of all our bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programmes. In 2020, the share of degree programmes with sustainability-related intended learning outcomes was 80%, implicating 8% increase from the previous year.

Examples of technology degree programmes with a focus on the sustainability

Sustainability in LUT School of Business and Management

Sustainable business is a part of all degree programmes at LUT School of Business and Management. Teaching at LUT School of Business and Management focuses on factors leading to sustainable value creation, in other words, how companies can succeed in international competition and simultaneously operate in an ethical and ecologically responsible manner. For example The Master's Programme in Supply Management offers competencies for managing global supply networks to increase sustainability.

By supporting the sustainable renewal of business, The LUT School of Business and Management eradicates inequality in working life. LUT School of Business and Management has committed to the UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) programme, the aim of which is to link sustainable and internationally recognised values to teaching and research in business and management.

Graduate surveys indicate that LUT graduates have significantly increased their sustainable development competences as a result of studies completed at LUT. For example, in a national university comparison of students who had completed a Master of Science in Technology degree, LUT graduates showed the most improvement in their sustainable development competences (results). In addition, in a survey conducted by the Finnish Business School Graduates, LUT's business graduates gave a more positive estimate of their ethical and sustainable development competences than graduates from other business schools.

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Examples of LUT's open studies promoting sustainability

Video: systemic change and resolving the climate crisis

Contact info

Kati Koikkalainen
Sustainability Manager
+358 40 584 2793

Minna Krupka
+358 50 452 9546

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