Aalto University Summer School

Aalto University Summer School

Experience arts, business and technology all on one campus. Get started at Aalto University Summer School.

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Course highlights

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Entrepreneurial Path

Embark on your entrepreneurial journey! Explore entrepreneurial mindsets and learn the tools for creating a sustainable, scalable and viable business model.

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Nordic Biomaterials with CHEMARTS

Create new concepts for sustainable development by combining design and natural materials science.

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Digital Business Master Class (Summer)

DBMC is a challenge-based course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. During the intensive course, students work in international teams to plan digital solutions for real business cases from partnering companies.

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Climate Change, Health and Architecture

Future-oriented introduction to climate change and its relationship to human activities, built environment and health. The course is open to architects, designers, artists, planners, health professionals, policy developers, activists and optimistic future-makers!

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News Highlights

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Future of Work open online course launches

Aalto University launches new open online course on the changing landscape of work.

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Will AI make us better humans? Why we must be cautious

It’s not news that digitalisation and AI are transforming how we live, work, consume and behave.

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Digital Business Master Class alumnus Kevin Campbell: ‘The perfect bridge between my MBA and my career’

One of the graduates of Digital Business Master Class Spring 2021 is Kevin Campbell

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Nordic Biomaterials with CHEMARTS – Small steps for change are valuable

In the coming years, our material world will change dramatically. The overuse of existing raw materials cannot continue, and global consumption must decrease.

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Entrepreneurs build the future instead of predicting it

Get behind the scenes with the teachers behind this year’s courses at Aalto University Summer School. Lidia Borisova, Head of Education, Aalto Ventures Program and Simo Lahdenne, university teacher, dig deeper into their course Entrepreneurial Path.

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Aalto University Summer School COVID-19 update

Currently, all summer courses and programs are scheduled unless there is a change in Aalto University’s policy regarding on-site teaching during the summer semester.


The best way to spend a summer

Aalto University Summer School offers high-quality academic courses and programs for the summer teaching period. The courses and programs are organised at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus, located within a 10-minute metro ride from Helsinki. Aalto University Summer School and the Otaniemi campus have something for everyone.

In summer 2021 we offer courses both online and on the Otaniemi campus (Covid-19 pandemic permitting). Please see our course selection for more details.

Learn more about the Otaniemi campus and Finland

Experience the Finnish summer with Aalto University Summer School

Fun social program is a key part of the Aalto University Summer School experience.

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Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community. Explore the campus virtually at virtualtour.aalto.fi.

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Custom programs

Aalto University Summer School helps you build custom programs for your students visiting Aalto University. Together we can design courses and programs that best fit your students' needs. Aalto University has a lot to offer during the summer semester.

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Meet the team

The Aalto University Summer School team is here to help both students and faculty in building memorable academic experiences on Otaniemi campus.

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