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Summer School in Social Sciences in Jyvaskyla

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The University of Jyväskylä welcomes you to an intensive Summer School in Human Sciences on 18 May - 12 June 2009.

Are you attracted by the world of social media and the impact it can have on communication? Then the summer school offered by the University of Jyväskylä might be the right chance to discover it and Finland!

The Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences comprises 14 interdisciplinary courses for advanced undergraduate and / or graduate students interested in e.g. art and culture studies, education, communication, psychology and management.

Participants are welcome to take the full summer school programme (one course per week) or parts of it. Each course consists of 24 contact hours (2-4 ECTS credits).

Remember to apply no later than 20 February.


18-22 May 2009

Social Networks and Interpersonal Relations in a Multicultural World (Intercultural Studies) Current Issues in Leadership (Education) Introduction into Arabic and Islamic Art and Culture (Arts)

25-29 May 2009

Finnish Language and Culture ( Language and Culture Studies) Working Models in Domestic Violence Counselling (Psychology) Organisation and Role of Sport in the EU and its Member States (Sport Sciences) Creating and Leading Communities of Learners (Education)

1-5 June 2009

Information Design (Arts) Dialogical and Narrative Practices in Consultation, Counselling and Therapy (Psychology) Health Behaviour among School-Aged Children (Health Sciences) Corporate Approaches to Sustainable Consumption (Environmental Management)

8-12 June 2009

Science and Religion: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives (History) Eye-Tracking Techniques for Cognitive and Usability Testing (Cognitive Science) Introduction to Development Studies

Participation fee

Tuition is free for students from partner universities of the University of Jyväskylä, but there will be a small fee for the social programme. Students are expected to pay for their travel to and from Jyväskylä as well as living expenses and accommodation while in Jyväskylä.


Students from partner universities all over the world as well as local students are invited to apply for the Summer School. The programme is intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate students majoring in education, communication, business studies (management), psychology, sport management or related fields. 

Teaching staff

The teaching staff of the Summer School include professors, researchers and experts from the University of Jyväskylä and from partner universities.

Coordination & further information

Practical arrangements are coordinated by the International Office of the University of Jyväskylä (tel. +358 14 260 1032, fax +358 14 260 1163, e-mail:

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