SGT – Sustainable Global Technologies Programme combines engineering, architecture, design and business to contribute to sustainable development. Each year, students take part in real-life projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America to study the diverse connections between sustainability, technology, cultural and societal challenges.


Go Global! SGT Programme is an interdisciplinary educational programme at the School of Engineering in Aalto. The aim is to emphasize the role of sustainability and technology in development.

SGT Courses

Join in! SGT Programme offers three optional courses each academic year totaling 17 study credits (ECTS) including SGT Studio course with real-life challenges in different parts of the world.

People & Network

It’s never done alone – contact us and become part of SGT community! We are always looking for project ideas and enthusiastic mentors with various backgrounds.

Make the change! It’s once in a life-time experience with an impact! Working with local communities or industries in Africa, Asia and Latin America student teams are contributing to various development challenges. Working together in the field, creating lifelong networks and promoting sustainable development goals locally and globally.

MEXICO: Aalto LAB Mexico (ALM). Read more.

NEPAL: Sustainable Reconstruction. Read more.

TANZANIA: Sustainable Sanitation in Urban Informal Settlements in Dar es Salaam. Read more.

KENYA: Improving Water Services in Poor and Underserved Rural Communities. Read more.

UGANDA: PBL East Africa – Working towards a Better Livelihood in Peri-Urban Communities in Kampala. Read more.

SGT Blog

Call for Applications – SGT Studio...

By SGT ProgrammeOn lokakuu 3, 2018

SGT Studio – Call for Applications 2019 WAT-E2070 Sustainable Global Technologies (SGT) Studio (10 cr) Do you want to work in development projects in Africa, Asia or Latin...

SGT in the exhibition at the Museum of...

By SGT ProgrammeOn lokakuu 2, 2018

Celebrating 25 Years of Education in Global Sustainability & Humanitarian Development at Aalto University 26.9.2018 – 24.2.2019 Museum of Finnish Architecture The exhibition...

Inspired by SGT – At the border...

By SGT ProgrammeOn lokakuu 2, 2018

by Erik Salminen ”For the final weeks of my exchange semester in Panama I wanted to do something different. Since even before leaving to Central America there was one location...