Sustainability Studies Network expands – already eight Finnish higher education institutions are members

The Universities of Vaasa, Helsinki, Lapland and Oulu, and LAB University of Applied Sciences, join the Sustainability Studies Network.

The Sustainability Studies Network established by the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Turku expands as the University of Vaasa, the University of Lapland, the University of Oulu, the University of Helsinki and LAB University of Applied Sciences join the network.

With the new members joining, the network’s course selection broadens and becomes more versatile. Through the network, students of the member higher education institutions can find courses related to sustainability and the environment that their home institution does not offer. The courses are open for all degree, doctoral and exchange students of the member higher education institutions.

The Sustainability Studies Network offers students an opportunity to take sustainability-themed courses from different higher education institutions and faculties. Through the network, we strengthen the cooperation of the higher education institutions and increase the number of courses available to students.

Applications to courses are invited twice a year

The Sustainability Studies Network has been piloted by the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Turku in the academic year 2022-2023. The expanded course selection is offered from the beginning of the academic year 2023-2024.

The call for applications for the courses offered through the network will open in August 2023. In this application round, students can apply for courses offered throughout the academic year. Later in the autumn, there will also be a supplementary call for applications for courses organised in the spring semester. Students can choose one or several courses from the course listing, according to their own interest. Most courses are offered either online or remotely.

More information about the network can be found at
The course selection will be updated to the webpage later this spring.

Students can study courses through the network without including them in their major or minor subject studies. If a student wants to include the courses in their degree, they should contact their supervisor at their home higher education institution.

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