The Welfare City

The Welfare City

Course dates:
8 August, 2017 to 18 August, 2017
Fee:
Degree and PhD students €690 / Professionals €990
Topics:
Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Monday, 7 August, 2017
University:
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

General information

 

Target students
The course is designed for Master’s degree students of social sciences, sociology, geography, cultural studies, architecture, urban planning, environmental studies, politics, and economics.

Synopsis
This Helsinki Summer School course takes a look at the welfare city as a sustainable model of urban development. A welfare city, such as Helsinki, promotes the wellbeing of its citizens, sustains a balance between the needs of both nature and the people, and responds to social and ecological awareness alike. Or does it? The course uses lectures, workshops and excursions in Helsinki to examine what makes the Finnish capital a welfare city.

Learning objectives
During the course, the students and teachers will analyse how a welfare city works. For example, how should we organise housing, social services and urban planning in a liveable welfare city? What has design to do with it? And what helps to make this welfare city sustainable?

 

Accommodation

Helsinki Summer School arranges housing for international students. Read more >>
 

Registration

Login to the application system and fill in the application form. Closer instructions available here >>
 

ECTS accreditation

6 ECTS
 

Contact information

If you have any questions please contact us at summer-school(at)helsinki.fi.