SED means Sustainable Education Design.

Education is the fast track to wealth. Our research project aims to investigate the value of merging different forces and measuring the impact on people and society. 

Sustainable Education Design, SED was born when four Finns – a strategist, an architect, a biochemist and a pedagogue – met each other one winter’s day in Grenoble, France. The discussions evolved around education, the single most important thing that can make the world a better place.

In Finland, we are very proud of our school system, and for a good reason. There is much talk about how to profit from the fame and knowledge of our schools. But there is quite little that has been done. Our aim is to investigate all the pieces of education and study how one could merge variables for sustainable education.

We are keen on learning and listening, aiming to provide new knowledge for school systems for the future. This research and development is based on collaboration between University of Helsinki, Lappeenranta University of Technology and Tampere University of Technology.

Our partners represent the most engaged ones in their fields, from different segments of an education concept. They are Claned, Koulutus ja työnohjaus Talvio, Elementit-E, Green Energy Finland, Lenovo and Suomen Yliopistokiinteistöt. The pilot concept designer is wood architect Olavi Koponen. SED is part of the Tekes BEAM programme.


We invite you to join the evergrowing SED network in studying possibilities for future education!

With engaged regards, the SED Team



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