Land of the Curious
The LUT community shares a certain attitude and state of mind. We do things differently. We look at things from unexpected perspectives, we question, and we search for solutions. We fight for a better world – for all that is good.
We are a community where curious people inspire curious people. The curious dive deep into their passion, and develop their thinking daily. Without curiosity, we cannot change the world. A curious person experiments, fails, and succeeds faster than others.
We address issues that matter to the world and that others may consider impossible to solve. Our campuses are located in Lappeenranta and Lahti, but our state of mind can be achieved anywhere.
Get to know us
Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we seek new solutions with our expertise in technology and business. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal.
We have served as a forerunner – combining technology and business – ever since our inception in 1969. Our international community is comprised of 6,500 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education.
Introducing the University
LUT University (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT) is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969.
Our international community is composed of approximately 6,500 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education.
Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology and business. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal.
LUT has a tradition of strong links with the business community. The Finnish business journal "Talouselämä" has ranked LUT as the best university in business technology cooperation in Finland. We promote business generated by scientific research. This is demonstrated by the university's own investment company Green Campus Innovations, which supports LUT's research-based start-up companies.
We aim to be a forerunner in education by securing international quality labels for our degree programmes as a sign of excellence in the teaching.
Our work supports our values: the courage to succeed, the passion for innovation through science, and the will to build well-being.
Strategy 2030: Trailblazers – Science with a Purpose
Air – Turning emissions into opportunities
Water – Refining sidestreams into value
Energy – Transition to a carbon-neutral world
Business – Sustainable renewal of business and industry
Our action plans for 2025
- Significant research player in Europe
- Renewer of companies and society
- Open, dynamic and active intercultural campuses
- Courage to succeed
- Passion for innovation through science
- Will to build well-being
International Associations and Networks
LUT University and its staff members are members of several Finnish, European and international networks and associations, including the following:
Sustainable development and responsibility
LUT University promotes sustainable development and we are responsible for all operations. Our strategic choices, scientific research, academic education and social interaction are all guided by the principles of ecological, economic and social sustainability.
Our research, education, campus operations and stakeholder work promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We promote the universal sustainable development goals for the environment, people and economy as a member of the following networks (in 2018):
- Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
- European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
- Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (A.Spire)
- The Water Europe
- EIT Raw Materials Knowledge and Innovation Community
- Finnish Climate Change Panel
- The Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN)
- The International Sustainable Campus Network
- Future Earth Finland
More information on International Sustainable Campus Networking (PRME, ISCN and NSCN) is here.
LUT is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as evidenced by the Rector's signatory in SDG Accord. Through our Trailblazer 2030 strategy and our research, we focus on influencing the following UN´s sustainable development goals in particular:
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
Sustainability in stakeholder cooperation
Sustainability is a part of all our stakeholder cooperation. We influence the society around us by helping companies and other societal actors use solutions provided by research on emission-free energy, clean water and air, the circular economy and sustainable business.
We monitor our university's quality of research and productivity as well as the quality and impact of teaching by means of international comparisons and various evaluations and international accreditations on a regular basis.
We cooperate extensively with regional, national and global operators. In 2020, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) awarded LUT Junior University the best sustainable development cooperation model.
We're working with Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS) to build Finland's greenest student housing community. Together with our campus cities Lappeenranta (Finnish Climate Capital) and Lahti (European Green Capital), we promote the goals of a clean environment.
Among other things, we produce expertise, vision, education and solutions in the following cooperation networks:
- Junior University
- Green reality
- Memberships in international organisations
We're developing technology solutions for a sustainable future with our strategic industrial partners. Green Campus Open promotes the commercialisation of research at LUT. Our investment company Green Campus Innovations funds research in the seed phase.
LUT University, Lappeenranta campus
53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
LUT University, Lahti campus
15210 Lahti, Finland