Mas­ter Class - Co-creating change

Master Class on uusi oppimisen ja tekemisen tapa: haasteisiin perustuva, yhteisöllinen työskentely- ja oppimisprosessi, jonka aikana opiskelijat ja tutkivat hiovat konkreettisia ratkaisuehdotuksia hyvinvointiyhteiskunnan tulevaisuuden haasteisiin.


Master Class is a multidisciplinary, challenge-based University of Helsinki program for students, young researchers and professionals. The unique program serves as a co-creation platform to develop sustainable, hands-on solutions to real-life challenges defined together with a partner organization.

Master Class started in 2012 as a cooperation between University of Helsinki and LähiTapiola. Since 2013, three “Hyvä yhteiskunta Master Class” programs have taken place with a focus on the future of the welfare society. Some 130 participants, 30 mentors and a good number of experts have tackled issues such as development of health and social services, public-private-people partnerships, safety and security in urban environments and how to create sustainable business models surrounding these issues.

The University of Helsinki and Outotec launched in December 2016 the first challenge-based Sustainability Master Class program for students, young researchers and professionals who are interested in new approaches to innovation as well as learning by doing and co-creation. The second Sustainability Master Class focused on risk management in natural resource-intensive global businesses when operating in very different or challenging environments or transforming business models.

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University of Helsinki believes and invests in interaction with society. We constantly seek new ways to create new connections and collaboration with different stakeholders. Science and research are an essential tool for renewal and finding solutions to complex problems. Master Class brings students, researchers and business and social actors together in a way that generates new wide-ranging insight, ideas and solutions.

Each Master Class is designed in close co-operation with the partner organisation. Master Class provides the partner with:  

  • A gateway to cooperation and interaction with students, researchers and other stakeholders relevant to their particular theme
  • An inspiring way to develop working methods and get new tools for innovation
  • A new way to receive input for business development
  • A tool for building a future vision and strategy using multidisciplinary approach and new information
  • A living connection to future experts and their world views

Could your organisation be the next Master Class partner? Please contact us at the University of Helsinki Community Relations!