EIT awarded Quality Labels for master’s programmes – Climate KIC gets a good start at Aalto

The European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has awarded EIT quality labels to two Aalto University master’s programmes as part of EIT Climate-KIC.


Students at Climate-KIC Summer School organised by Aalto University. (Photo: Aalto University)

The labeled Aalto programmes are Creative Sustainability (BIZ) and the Fiber and Polymer Engineering major of the Chemical, Biochemical and Material Engineering programme (CHEM). Aalto is a member of EIT Climate-KIC, which focuses on innovation, education and entrepreneurship in the context of Climate Change.

Aalto students studying on these programmes have a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Climate Change and entrepreneurship along with likeminded students from several other European universities. Students on the two Aalto master’s programmes are eligible to apply for Climate-KIC labeled status, which enables them to combine their Aalto master’s programme with climate change, entrepreneurship and innovation studies and to become member of the Climate-KIC European alumni network. The highlights of the label programmes are one semester’s mobility, i.e. studies abroad and a 3 or 5 week entrepreneurship focused summer school, both of which are financially supported by Climate-KIC. For label students the programme offers career-enhancing qualifications of the highest quality designed to extend and deepen their knowledge of climate change, innovation and entrepreneurship says Mark Hughes professor responsible for Climate KIC at Aalto.

More information:
Prof. Mark Hughes, mark.hughes@aalto.fi, Fiber and Polymer Engineering programme
Prof. Mikko Jalas, mikko.jalas@aalto.fi, Creative Sustainability programme

All EIT labels awarded to master’s programmes at Aalto University:

EIT Digital:
Cloud Computing and Services (SCI)
Data Science (SCI)
Digital Media Technology (SCI)
Embedded Systems (SCI)
Human Computer Interaction and Design (SCI)
Software and Service Architectures (SCI)

EIT Raw Materials:
Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (SCI)
European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program – European Mining Course (ENG, CHEM)

EIT Climate KIC:
Creative Sustainability (BIZ)
Fibre and Polymer Engineering (CHEM)

EIT InnoEnergy:
Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems – SELECT (CHEM, ENG)