European and Nordic Studies

Nordic Studies Online, 1.1.2020-30.6.2021

The NSO digi-loikka project aims to create a digital teaching platform about the Nordics. The project is a joint initiative of the University of Helsinki, Aarhus University and Gdansk University, and cooperates with ReNEW network and with an online platform,

The project consists of two parts. We will first develop a pilot version of our online course “The Nordics: Narratives and Practices of a Region”. We will test this pilot course with BA and MA students from the partner universities and based on their feedback and our gained experience, we will develop a broader version of the same course. The second course will be open for university students and also for anyone who would wish to learn more about the Nordic exceptionalism, cooperation, cultures, societies, professional life and other related themes.

Tentative timetable

Spring 2020

Meeting with partners in Helsinki (January) and in Aarhus (April) to discuss the structure of the digital course. Construction and design of a smaller scale course to gain skills for organisation of a MOOC course.

Fall 2020

Launching of the pilot course for the students of the University of Helsinki, Aarhus University and Gdansk University. Collecting feedback from students and teachers. Meeting with partners in Gdansk to evaluate the pilot version and proceed with production of the MOOC course.

Spring 2021

Development of the MOOC course. The intended launch of this course is August/September 2021.


Contact information: Jana Lainto (, project Technical Assistant