Helsinki Summer School (HSS) is a three-week long academic event organised by the universities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. HSS offers intensive courses of high quality in English. This year University of Helsinki, Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, and Sibelius Academy are participating Helsinki Summer School. The Helsinki Summer School is organized from the 7th of August to the 23rd of August and this year it is a partner in cooperation with the World Design Capital. HSS brings more than 400 students from all around the world to Helsinki.
Cooperation with the World Design Capital 2012 can be seen in many different ways in the Helsinki Summer School: this year HSS offers mostly design related courses, which approach design from a perspective of science and course content. During the spring Helsinki Summer School has been renewed through redesigning its services. The new service concepts will be tested during this summer. Another new approach is using designed teaching methods, as opposed to traditional techniques. HSS is using innovative and diverse teaching methods in and outside classrooms.
Helsinki Summer School design courses are:
- Activity Theory and Formative Interventions (WDC)
- Advanced Materials (WDC)
- Change and Continuity in Russian and Eastern European Development (WDC)
- Cognitive Neuroscience (WDC)
- Cultural Activities and International Networks (WDC)
- Cultural Heritage, Chemistry and Spectroscopy (WDC)
- Design and the City (WDC)
- Designing Sustainable Forest Landscapes – Ecosystem Services in the Future (WDC)
- Designing Teacher Education for the Future – What Can We Learn from the Finnish Experience (WDC)
- Designing Tomorrow’s Agriculture: role of Ecosystem Services (WDC)
- Ecology and Management of Urban Green Space (WDC)
- Introduction to Arts Management (WDC)
- Representation of Curves and Surfaces (WDC)
- Service Marketing and Design (WDC)
- Skills of an Active Citizen Towards an Inclusive Society (WDC)
- Video in Research on Learning and Education (WDC)
HSS students get the chance to familiarize themselves with each other, with Finnish nature as well as our culture´s peculiarities, for example the Mölkky game and Nordic walking. Check out more information about the Helsinki Summer School Social Programme.
Some of our students will be blogging about their HSS experience on the Think Wall, the social wall of the University of Helsinki. Video blogs will be also published on the HSS YouTube channel.