Green research on a green campus
Our mission as a university is to show how science can be used to find answers to questions about the fate of the humanity, such as the climate change. We aim to build completely new energy systems that produce emissions-free, affordable and independent energy.
Four global questions form the core of our trailblazer strategy: Are we exhausting all resources? Are we going to leave humankind suffering with the waters it has polluted? Are we going to bury our future along with waste? Are we going to let Europe degenerate into the backwater of the world? The answer is: No, we are not. We are showing the way, with a pioneering spirit. We have been ranked among the top 600 universities in the world and among the top 150 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education). We are compact in size and centralised in our operations. Combining technology and business, we were a trailblazer back in 1969. Our international scientific community comprises 6,500 students and experts.
We foster research that promotes the well-being of the environment and support global, national and regional sustainable development by educating environmentally concious, academic experts and decision-makers.
Green Campus represents our way of thinking and doing, where we make use of our interdisciplinary research and education to reduce the environmental impact and enhance energy efficiency.
Responsibility for the environment is embedded in all our operations: scientific research, academic training, societal interaction and the support functions. We are the first university in Finland to have a comprehensive environmental management system that complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard on environmental systems.
Clean energy and water, the circular economy and sustainable business and entrepreneurship are key questions that LUT seeks to answer through technological and business expertise.
We are showing the way
- Energy solutions primarily based on renewable sources
- A waste-free world, only circulating raw material
- Clean water for everyone
- New sustainable development business models
- New green growth entrepreneurship to spur Europe
Further information: www.lut.fi