For general upper secondary school students

Introductory courses for general upper secondary school students are one- or two-credit courses that provide the opportunity to explore different fields of science at the University of Helsinki and studying at university.

The Bachelor’s Programme in Environmental Sciences offers general upper secondary school students the two-credit Global Environmental Problems and Their Solutions course (ENV-101) through the Open University. The language of instruction is Finnish.

The recorded lectures explore the relationship between humans and the environment from the perspective of history, food production, urbanisation and the Arctic region. The underpinning themes are the biodiversity crisis, climate change and overconsumption. In the problem-solving section of the lectures, the focus is on multifunctional nature-based solutions. In addition to lectures, the course includes lecture-specific assignments which students have to complete. The course is implemented entirely as remote instruction, and its scope can easily be expanded from two to five credits.