This year will mark the 14th annual Helsinki Summer School, and at the very heart of HSS is, of course, our students. We welcome participants from over 60 different countries every year, and so far over 3000 students from China to England and Brazil to Austria have attended our courses.
So young but so determined. Luana Komatsu, a first year law student from the University of Sao Paolo, made an original choice and decided to head for summer school in Helsinki. At that point, Finland was but a small and rather unfamiliar spot on her map next to Russia.
- My idea was to find a completely different place, and the course seemed good.
History is written tomorrow. But is it to talk about yesterday with concepts of tomorrow? Or with concepts that “others” have coined?
Martin J. Burke and Jan Ifversen, who run the Introduction to Conceptual History course at Helsinki Summer School for the third time, remind us that conceptual history and thereby all today’s academic culture is based on dialogue and international contacts.
When business goes well, everyone benefits. This is how it should be, but in today’s market economy, fairness seems to be the last issue on anybody’s mind.
However, South African Ayanda Nota sees studying marketing and administration as a gateway to a better world.
Knowledge is power, they say, but managing knowledge is a completely different bag of tricks. These days you probably need an engineer of sorts to do it. Alvaro Fernández Castillo from Spain has been an exchange student at Helsinki University of Technology in Otaniemi, Espoo, since last January. Spending the summer, too, in Helsinki at the Knowledge Management course was just what he was looking for. Read more
Hearing Terhi Väänänen’s dream job just brings a smile on your face.
- I have said, tongue in cheek, that I want to become an “arts dictator.” And that’s what an arts manager basically is: a mediator between audience and artists.