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Elina Kähkönen

    • Kemistintie 1

    1997 …2023

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    Dr.Sci.(Tech) Elina Kähkönen made her first career in an international chemical industry company. Her field is chemical engineering with the major in applied microbiology. Her Doctoral research (2007-2011) focused on the interaction between sustainability guidance and product development in the chemical industry. Since 2013 she has been a head of the Aaltonaut minor program. The Aaltonaut program has been the forerunner of interdisciplinary education in Aalto at Bachelor’s level. Since Aug 2021 she has lead a strategy implementation project which stives to integrate the cross-cutting themes of Aalto University; Solutions for Sustainability, Entrepreneurial Mindset, and Radical Creativity in education.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Engineering and Technology, Aalto University

    Award Date: 29 Nov 2011

    Master's degree, Engineering and Technology, Helsinki University of Technology

    Award Date: 12 Dec 1995


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