The University of Helsinki, ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide, welcomes all young persons aged 15–19 to take part in developing innovations or novel approaches to address global challenges.
According its strategy, the University of Helsinki wants to have global impact. It is one of the reasons for the university to organise an international, multidisciplinary Global Challenges Course for Youth from around the world, in summer and autumn 2019. The course provides the participants with joy of insight and learning as well as many new friends.
At the course, youth carry out small learning projects together in small teams with the young students and researchers of the university. Most of the collaborative learning takes place in online environment.
The programme of the course is diverse and built on the basis of the applicants' interests. Many details are discussed and agreed upon at the online start meeting.
At the intensive period of the course in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, on August, the participants have an opportunity to meet each other as well as these young researchers and discuss about their research with them. The participants also have an opportunity to experience the city of Helsinki, considered as one of the world’s most liveable cities, as well as the unique Nordic summer.