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.

SGT Programme

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.

SGT Blog

SGT Studio 2022: Call for applications!

By Julia RenkoOn marraskuu 11, 2021

Are you dreaming about working on global humanitarian challenges with a UN agency? Do you want to work on environmental sustainability with partners from Bhutan? How about...

Anni Hapuoja: Increasing the social value...

By Julia RenkoOn lokakuu 20, 2021

Anni Hapuoja is an architect who senses like a human, acts like an activist and dreams like futurist. Her work draws inspiration from empathy, collaboration, curiosity, and the...

Philipp Schmidt-Thomé: Adapting to...

By Julia RenkoOn syyskuu 6, 2021

Dr. Philipp Schmidt-Thomé’s (GTK) path has taken him across many parts of the world, starting from El Salvador, to Germany, Sudan, Columbia, Chile, Thailand and finally to...