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 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FUTS9009 FUTUJ7 National Foresight in Finland and Other Countries 4 ECTS
Organised by
Futures Studies
Person in charge
Markku Wilenius

Learning outcomes

After the course doctoral candidates are familiar with rationality, methods, processes and organisations (or networks) of national foresight and they are able to draw a wider picture of national foresight activities in Finland and in other countries.


Doctoral candidates learn about a selected national foresight case study and they contribute as actors of a concrete foresight process. Case-specific understanding is enriched by learning about national foresight activities in general, in Finland and in other countries.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Lectures and workshops (2*8h) are planned and fitted into a selected national foresight case study. There is individual learning with recommended list of literature and a presentation given by the students. A selected case study includes understanding case-specific research targets, themes, issues, discussions, questions etc. Doctoral candidates get concrete experience of participating in a national foresight process and promoting its targets.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Oral exam
  • In English
  • In English

Individual learning and presentation, lectures, literature, research plan. There are case-specific, virtual and real, learning and participation modes such as expert interaction, oral or written comments, blogs, etc.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

First year, spring

Study materials

  1. Handbook Of Knowledge Society Foresight (2003) European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Ireland.
  2. Kuosa, Tuomo (2012) The Evolution of Strategic Foresight. Navigating Public Policy Making. Gover Publishing Limited. England. Osat II, III ja IV, s. 135-242
  3. Miles, Ian & Keenan, Michael (eds.) (2002) Practical Guide to Regional Foresight in the United Kingdom. European Commission, Luxembourg, pages 171-194. Or in Finnish: Toivonen, Marja & Nieminen, Jouko (toim.)(2002) Alueellisen Ennakoinnin Käytännön Opas Suomi, Belgia, s. 157-181
  4. Blackman, Colin (ed.) Foresight. The Journal of futures studies, strategic thinking and policy. Futures research scientific annual. United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, selected issues and articles
  5. Additionally, there is a list of recommended literature including books, research reports and articles.

Further information

Course coordinator Sari Söderlund. The course is offered as a part of post-graduate courses by the Finland Futures Academy (FFA) at the Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC).

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
Futures Studies (Field of Business)