Sustainability Science Days gathers record participation – next year’s theme will be “Breaking the sustainability bubble”

Finland's largest sustainability research and innovation event brought together over 1,500 experts from over a hundred different countries. The event was organized at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University this year in cooperation with the world's largest sustainability congress, SRI.

Sustainability Science Days and the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI) brought together researchers, politicians, civic and business actors from more than a hundred countries. Sustainability Science Days was now in its eighth year and has grown every year. This year, the event saw a record number of participants both on campus and online.

In addition to top speakers, the program included workshops, field visits and panel discussions. The themes of the discussions were, among other things, a good life within planetary boundaries, future working life and the energy transition.

The Green Transition theme has shown us that interdisciplinary collaboration is not just beneficial but essential. We have seen that cooperation among governments, businesses, researchers, and individuals is key to developing sustainable solutions,” says Anne Portaankorva, Vice Rector for Research and Sustainability at the University of Helsinki. about one of the themes.

Next year, the event will take place on the campuses of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University at the end of May. The call for abstracts will be published later this year.

The theme of next year's event will be "bursting the sustainability bubble."

"All sciences are sustainability sciences and all future work is sustainable development work," says Jussi Impiö, Aalto University's head of solutions for sustainability.