Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FUTS9008 Summer School & Summer Conference 6 ECTS
Organised by
Futures Studies
Person in charge
Markku Wilenius

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to familiarise doctoral candidates with recent academic futures research on a specific topic or research question such as foresight management, scanning for futures, scenario building, tools and strategies for sustainable futures.


Doctoral candidates learn about a specific research subject (e.g., food, environment, safety) combined with a selected futures studies method or approach (e.g. utopias, causal layered analyses, invariances).

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Students take part in the international conference by the Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) and the Finland Futures Academy (FFA) (3*8h+2*8h). They learn about the main subject and the role of scientific conferences as a part of researcher´s work: information delivery and further sophistication of new knowledge. In the context of the conference (before or after) there is a summer school whereby a specific futures research method or approach is combined with the conference subject.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Second year, summer

Study materials

  1. Conference papers.
  2. A list of recommended literature, incl. books, research reports and articles.

Further information

Course coordinator Sari Söderlund.
The course is organised during the annual international Conference and Summer School offered by the Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) and the Finland Futures Academy (FFA).

Belongs to following study modules

Finland Futures Research Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Finland Futures Research Centre
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)