Co-design Better Urban Living and Well-being Summer School

Do you want to learn more about innovative solutions for environmental challenges?

Are you interested in how to combine urban living with nature and well-being?

Do you want to know more about planetary health?


Welcome to our summer school Co-design Better Urban Living and Well-being – Planetary Health, which is aimed for students interested in environmental issues with either technical, business, design, social, communications or healthcare background. Multidisciplinary and international summer school focuses on to the themes related to planetary health. During summer school you will learn how human health and the health of the planet are closely connected and what can be done to protect and enhance both.

The summer school is a cooperation  between all academic bodies operating in Lahti including LAB University of Applied Sciences, LUT University, University of Helsinki, and Lahti University Campus. City of Lahti and Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing are also strongly involved.


Summer school will be organized on May 29 – June 9, 2023 on site in Lahti City..
Compulsory online session 17th of May from 12 am to 3 pm (Finnish time)

Enrollment starts at 1 st of Feb and closes 26th of April. All students will get more information and pre-assigmen after 26th of April, dead line to return the  pre-assignment is 10th of May.

Opens here 6th of Feb

Students of LAB University, please enroll in PEPPI

Other students, please enroll here


Topics of the summer school

Some examples of the topics:
– Our impact on the environment
– The impact of environmental changes on our health
– Achieving sustainable lifestyles
– Delivering successful consultancy presentation
– Service design

This international summer school is aimed for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students with either technical, business, design, social, communications or healthcare background. All students are welcome! Please notice that we are taking max 80 students to course.

Draft of the schedule



The 2-week study programme consists of lectures, workshops, excursions & teamwork. Completing the whole programme, preparatory work + virtual component + active participation + final presentation gives 5 ECTS. Evaluation passed/failed.

Summer School is free of charge, you only have to pay your accommodation, travel and your living costs.


International Experience, Finnish Summer

We will have staff and students coming from 10 – 20 different countries. The social programme offers the opportunity to experience Finnish summer and culture with activities, such as sauna bathing and swimming in the lake. The midnight sun guarantees 24 hours of daylight!


The participants are advised to take care of their own housing arrangements.

Come and experience the international feeling in this summer school!

Useful links

Visit Lahti

This is Finland

Lahti European Green Capital 2021

LAB University of Applied Sciences

LUT University

University of Helsinki

Lahti University Campus


Niemen kampus
Niemenkatu 73 (B-osa), 15140 Lahti
Mukkulankatu 19, 15210 Lahti


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