WiT Programme

Programme description

The WiT Programme applies new theoretical and practice-based pedagogical methods in resilience and systems thinking. It strives towards decolonised practices with engaged partners, based on mutual knowledge creation and sharing, aiming at societal impact and local development. The studies include problem-based and transformative learning approaches in real-life case studies.

The case studies are designed in collaboration with partnering organisations and communities globally. The WiT Programme also provides the possibility for work life experience with partnering organisations in the field of development and global sustainability.

The programme is aimed at professionals and academics in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, design, engineering, management, economy, social sciences or any other related field, passionate about building a better future.
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WiT Programme in a nutshell

Who can apply? Anyone with a master's degree, or a bachelor's degree + 3 years of working experience
How long do I study? The programme runs for 5 months, from January until May 2024
What are the outcomes for a participant? The participants will acquire strategic and practical knowledge about methods, tools and procedures in intercultural and multi- stakeholder environments
What are the credits? 30 credits diploma
What is the tuition fee? 9,200 € + 24 % VAT. We provide guidance on different options for the tuition fee payment. Please contact the programme coordinator for more information at: [email protected] 
Mode of study On-site and hybrid
Language English
Tanzania 2016
Image: Helena Sandman

WHY TO STUDY THE WiT PROGRAMME?

The rapid changes of our societal and environmental contexts highlight the importance of collaboration of academia and practice-orientated organisations. To address the societal challenges, such as uncontrolled urbanisation, forced migration, humanitarian crises, conflicts, and long-term poverty reduction, the WiT Programme is designed to facilitate consistent and sustainable collaboration between academia and industry alike in low & middle income countries.


The WiT Programme brings together professionals from different fields to work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, increasing their holistic understanding in addressing wicked problems in the fields of humanitarian architecture, emergency response, and sustainable development.


Our expert and experienced faculty applies new pedagogical methods in theory and practice based on resilience and systems thinking. The programme moves towards decolonised practices in partnership with international ogranisations and local communities, based on mutual knowledge creation and sharing, aiming at societal impact and local development.


The studies include problem-based and transformative learning approaches in real-life case studies. The case studies are developed in collaboration with programme’s partners, each supported and informed by ongoing academic and research projects. 

Career prospects

Aalto WiT Programme equips participants with strategic and practical knowledge and skills that are essential to work in the dynamic fields of humanitarian architecture, emergency response and sustainable development. The programme develops capacities that are increasingly demanded and valued by the variety of international organisations, public and private sectors, NGOs and academic institutions who are active in the field. Take a look at the examples showcased in the image below, which highlights some of those competencies that you aquire after graduation and are needed for success in different sectors.

Career prospects
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CONTACT

E-mail: [email protected] - WiT Programme coordinator

Visiting Address: we reside in Väre, Otaniementie 14, 3th floor

Mailing Address: WiT LAB PO Box 31000 FI-00076 AALTO FINLAND 

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