The Pentti Malaska Futures Award is given to a research-based and groundbreaking visionary innovation that can help with building a more sustainable global future. The University of Turku has granted the €30,000 Pentti Malaska Futures Award to Finnish company Woodio Oy.
Keyword: sustainable development
Registration open for the seminar "Sustainability and Academic Research – UTU Researchers Contributing to Sustainability"
Welcome to the seminar "Sustainability and Academic Research – UTU Researchers Contributing to Sustainability" on 4th June. Faced with a multitude of challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic and global environmental crisis to a variety of risks pointed out by for example the third citizens’ panel on sustainable development in Finland, the presenters and audience are invited to share their thoughts and insights on sustainability and academic research. Registration is open until 2nd June.
The University of Turku participated in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021 which ranks universities according to their success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The University of Turku emphasises sustainable development as a cross-cutting theme in all its activities. Sustainable development is one of the key themes of the University’s Strategy for 2021–2030. In promoting the actions towards sustainable development, active collaboration with stakeholders and partners is highlighted.
This web page has a list of our experts who are ready to tell about their research on sustainable development and responsibility.
The University´s project group for carbon neutrality has estimated the University´s carbon footprint for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2018, the carbon footprint was approximately 23 140 tonnes CO2 equivalent and in 2019, 21 680 tonnes CO2 equivalent. In 2020 the carbon footprint was 10,500 tCO2eq.
Carbon Footprint of the University of Turku Halved – Coronavirus Situation Reduced Commute Carbon Footprint
The University of Turku has estimated its carbon footprint already for the third time. The carbon footprint of 2020 was 10,500 tCO2 which was about half of the total of the previous year. The reduced emissions were due to the decrease in work commuting as well as the University Properties of Finland Ltd compensating the carbon footprint of their properties.
The article published by the researchers of the Biodiversity Unit at the University of Turku, Finland, highlights how amateur venom-extraction business is threatening scorpion species. Sustainably produced scorpion venoms are important, for example, in the pharmacological industry. However, in the recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people involved in the trade and vast numbers of scorpions are harvested from nature. This development is endangering the future of several scorpion species in a number of areas.
The University of Turku opens the call for applications to the Pentti Malaska Futures Award on the national Futures Day on 5 March 2021. We are looking for bold, research-based, visionary, and boundary-crossing solutions supporting the building of a more sustainable global future.
Turku School of Economics (TSE) and the Faculty of Technology at the University of Turku offer a webinar on global business ethics. How can we improve our co-operation with the developing countries? The webinar is free for all to attend. Welcome!