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Yes. Everyone can register and join.
The fee for Open University and non-degree studies is 15 euros per ECTS study credit. The fees at the Open University are based on government decrees 1082/2009 (government degree on university tuition fees) and 1436/2014 (government decree on amending article 2 of the government decree on university tuition fees).
The further education programmes offered by Aalto University Executive Education Ltd are subject to a fee and value-added tax as the education provider is a private enterprise. Aalto University Executive Education Ltd is a Finnish private limited company owned by Aalto University.
Courses offered by FITech are funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. They are therefore free of charge.
Basic information for each course and programme can be found under its name. You can access a wider description of the course or programme by clicking its link on the basic information page. The link will take you to the actual service provider's own website.
You can enrol or apply for a course or programme on the actual service provider's own website. You can access a wider description of each course or programme by clicking its link on the basic information page. The link will take you to the actual service provider's own website where you'll find enrolment instructions or application guidelines.
Aalto University's lifewide learning services offer high-quality continuing education and tailored solutions for competence development in companies and organisations. The courses draw on Aalto's extensive portfolio of education in science, arts, technology and business. Solid expertise and a multidisciplinary approach are present in all the training we offer.
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Comprehensive information on degree education (Bachelor's and Master's degrees) and studying can be found on our website.
For more information on research at Aalto University, visit the Research and the Arts section of the university's website and directly from the units' own websites.
For information about Aalto University alumni activities, visit the Aalto alumni website.
Information about Aalto EE's alumni activities is available on the Aalto EE website.
Microcredentials are becoming increasingly popular among students and professionals looking to gain new skills and advance their careers. One of the benefits of microcredentials is flexibility. Unlike traditional academic degrees, which can take years to complete, microcredentials focus on specific skills and can be earned in a much shorter time frame. The flexibility, focus and faster completion time make them attractive for students who want to quickly gain new skills or professionals who wish to add to their existing expertise.
The recommended scope of a microcredential is between 1 and 59 ECTS. Microcredentials act as a verifier of learning based on a short course or module. They are often shorter than traditional academic degrees and are designed to help people learn new skills or demonstrate expertise in a specific field.
Each microcredential can contain different elements, such as microlearning or degree courses. For example, smaller microlearning units can be stacked into micro courses with ECTS credits and then into microcredentials.
The Council of the European Union (EU) has adopted a Recommendation for a European approach to microcredentials for lifelong learning and employability. The Recommendation seeks to support the development, implementation and recognition of microcredentials across institutions, businesses, sectors and borders.
Microcredentials are considered a promising way of verifying learning in lifewide learning.
The key characteristic of microlearning is that the content is broken down into small, highly focused pieces. These pieces are often referred to as “modules”. A common recommendation is that each microlearning module should only take around 5-15 minutes to consume and one module should introduce only one key idea at a time. By focusing on one topic at a time, it is easier for the learner to digest the information, and it makes it easier to revisit the topic when needed. Read more about microlearning concept here