CREATING SUSTAINABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

CREATING SUSTAINABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

Aalto Global Impact promotes and facilitates Aalto University´s research and educational programmes for societal impact globally.

Aalto Global Impact promotes and facilitates Aalto University`s research and educational programmes for societal impact globally.

Aalto Global Impact

Education

Facilitate and execute global sustainability projects in collaboration with multidisciplinary master’s programmes and courses to foster new settings for students to develop their capabilities in real-life environments.

Research

Initiate and mobilize funding for new multidisciplinary research and innovation projects in the field of frugal and sustainable innovations, inclusive businesses, renewable energy, water and sanitation, ICT and digitalisation, new media and design thinking.

Partnerships

Engage academic and societal stakeholders to enable multicultural co-creation and a global network of sustainability practitioners.

Latest projects

PBL East Africa

A joint initiative between University of Dar es Salaam, University of Nairobi, Makerere University and Aalto University. Taking place in 2017–2020, the project engages faculty, students and external partners in the four countries to work on sustainable innovation challenges in East Africa. As a whole, the project operates as a piloting platform for the universities to test, share and refine best practices in problem-based education – while also building regional and global networks in an effort to share knowledge and deepen innovation capabilities in East Africa and beyond.

aaltoglobalimpact.org/pbl-east-africa

PBL South Asia

The project develops best practices in problem-based education as a joint initiative between ten universities that are located in Finland, India, Nepal, Bhutan, the Netherlands and Lithuania. Taking place in 2018-2021, the project aims to strengthen the capacity of partner HEIs and contribute to local innovation ecosystems while integrating themes of sustainable development, social responsibility and human rights into educational practice through PBL.

pblsouthasia.com

Highlights

Codebus Africa

CodeBus brought together African and Finnish innovators in tech and education to organise creative coding workshops for youth in ten African countries in February–May 2017.

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Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam

New Global

The six-year Tekes funded project integrates interdisciplinary research and new business development to co-create sustainable business solutions.

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Student project highlights

Photo: Aalto and AITM students during an evening session.

Nepali

Sustainable community reconstruction after disaster (post 2015 earthquake).

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Haikara Health

Improving maternal healthcare and identifying the main issues healthcare personnel face in Kenya.

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Tanzania Meteorological Institution

Innovation mechanisms for enhancing uptake and utilization of climate information, in order to enhance climate resilience of agriculture.

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06 April 2020 |

Faculty Spotlight: Srijana Gajmer
1. Who are you and what do you do?  Kuzuzangpo, I am Srijana Gajmer, a faculty for the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, in Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, Royal University of Bhutan. I have been a part of tertiary education in Engineering, since the last four years. 2. What are your initial impressions about Problem Read more >
Picture of Santosh Parajuli

06 March 2020 |

Faculty Spotlight: Santosh Parajuli
Who are you and what do you do? Namaste! I am Santosh Parajuli and I have been working as a teaching faculty and lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Kathmandu University, Nepal for around ten years now.  What are your initial impressions about Problem Based Learning? Well, my first engagement with Read more >

27 January 2020 |

Internship for Aalto students: PROJECT / COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR
Aalto Global Impact (AGI) is looking for a multitalented trainee with an interest in sustainability to assist with project and communication. Aalto Global Impact (AGI) promotes and facilitates Aalto University’s research and education for global sustainable development, focusing on Africa, Asia and Latin America regions. Our key objectives are to:  • Build students’ capabilities through interactive challenge- based Read more >

Riina Subra

Director
riina.subra@aalto.fi

Riina Subra is responsible for building partnerships and scaling up best practices for international collaboration. She has specialized in management work with international organisations, designing projects, strategies and partnerships for UNESCO and the UNDP.

Avinash Dhital

Avinash Dhital

Project Specialist
avinash.dhital@aalto.fi

Avinash Dhital is responsible for co-ordinating and facilitating the project activities (mainly PBL South Asia). He is a graduate in Sustainable Energy Engineering with keen interest and expertise in capacity building, climate entrepreneurship and sustainable development in emerging markets.

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Roope Kiviranta

Designer
roope.kiviranta@aalto.fi

Roope Kiviranta is the designer of Aalto Global Impact. He has worked as a designer in various roles and projects related to Graphic Design, Branding and Marketing. He’s a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, and holds an MA from Aalto University.

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Natalia Villaman

Project / Communications Coordinator
natalia.villaman@aalto.fi

Natalia Villaman is the Project/Communication Coordinator of AGI. She has experience in communication, education and graphic design. She is a trained Cultural Mediator, holds a BA in graphic design and is currently enrolled in the Creative Sustainability MA in Design at Aalto University.

Aalto Impact Ecosystem

Educational Programmes
International Design Business Management

International Design Business Management Master’s programme comprises international and multidisciplinary courses accompanied by a six-month industry project in collaboration with organisations from all over the world.
idbm.aalto.fi

Sustainable Global Technologies

Sustainable Global Technologies programme runs a set of cross-disciplinary courses that look at the diverse connections between sustainability and technology in developing context. Student projects highlight environmental, social and cultural
aspects of sustainable development.
sgt.aalto.fi

Creative Sustainability

Creative Sustainability Master’s programme focuses on ecological, social and economic sustainability challenges and solutions. It offers multidisciplinary courses and a real-life sustainability project with an enterprise, NGO or public sector.
acs.aalto.fi

Research and Innovation Projects
New Global

Integrates interdisciplinary research and new business development to co-create the sustainable business solutions of tomorrow.
newglobal.aalto.fi

Aalto WiT LAB

Aalto WiT (World in Transition) LAB is a network of researchers and projects focusing on resilient communities, human settlements, humanitarian architecture, environmental awareness, pre-disaster planning, reconstruction, sustainable technologies, community engagement and grass roots action.
witlab.fi

SUB

Sustainability on Business Research provides knowledge about innovative business models and transition paths that enhance sustainable development, and co-creates solution proposals together with partners from different sectors of society.
sub.aalto.fi