Aalto University Summer School

Aalto University Summer School

Experience arts, business and technology all at one campus. Come learn with us.

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Course highlights summer 2022

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Nordic Biomaterials

The use of materials today is not sustainable for the environment. Learn how to create new concepts for sustainable material development by combining design, technology and natural materials science

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Digital Business

Study on a challenge-based course with a focus on digital technologies. During two intensive lecture weeks, students work in international teams to plan digital solutions for real business cases from partnering companies.

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Climate, 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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Design a Meaningful Career

In this open online course, we will look at how you can creatively shape your career as you go into the radically changing world of work. We will focus on meaningful work as a core element of career sustainability and explore ways to design a value-driven path. After completing the course, you will understand how the changing context influences your career agency, how to use narrative to clarify your career identity, how to pursue meaningfulness and how to use radical creativity and design thinking to navigate the uncertain future of work.

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The best way to spend a summer

Aalto University Summer School offers high-quality multidisciplinary academic courses and programs for the summer teaching period. We focus on challenge-based learning and want our students to experience the Finnish summer and gain international networks while studying topics such as digital business, sustainability, entrepreneurship, leadership or biomaterial science. 

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.

News Highlights

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Machine learning course by Aalto University Summer School and Unite! kicks off with 60 students

The Human-Centered Machine Learning summer course allows students from all over Europe to come together in an international setting at Aalto University.

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Top 10 things to do in Helsinki during your summer course at Aalto University

Aalto University Summer School suggests 10 things to do in Helsinki during the summer.

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“The Scandinavian way of teaching and learning appeals to me – it’s all about collective well-being”

Aalto University Summer School alumna and Global Brand Communications Lead at adidas Margo Camus combined her passion for sustainability and fashion and created the career she always wanted.

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‘Finland and Aalto have given me a whole new view on digital business’

International students experienced the Finnish spring and deepened their knowledge of digital business at the Aalto University Summer School’s Digital Business course in March.

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Nordic Biomaterials with CHEMARTS – a crucial course for future-changers

The Aalto University Summer School course Nordic Biomaterials in collaboration with CHEMARTS gathered students from Sweden, the USA, Germany, Norway and Belgium for a summer course on campus for the first time since the pandemic.

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My experience at Aalto University as an international student and an employee

After one month of work, our Program Assistant Ayse at Aalto University Summer School shares her experiences.

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International Programs

Aalto University International Programs help you build customised short-term programs and study tours for your students visiting Aalto University. Together we can design courses and programs that best fit your students' needs.

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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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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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Campus

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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Happy students from the Machine Learning course on a networking event in Helsinki, hosted by Aalto University Summer School.
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Machine learning course by Aalto University Summer School and Unite! kicks off with 60 students

The Human-Centered Machine Learning summer course allows students from all over Europe to come together in an international setting at Aalto University.
Helsinki from above
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Top 10 things to do in Helsinki during your summer course at Aalto University

Aalto University Summer School suggests 10 things to do in Helsinki during the summer.
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First two weeks of Aalto University Summer School 2022 summarised

Aalto University Summer School has kicked off for summer 2022! The first two summer courses are the Digital Business Master Class and a customised international programme for the South Korean Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).
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My experience at Aalto University as an international student and an employee

After one month of work, our Program Assistant Ayse at Aalto University Summer School shares her experiences.
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