SUSTAINABILITY WEEKS 2014 - Finnish-Japanese Joint Symposium 5.-7.11.2014

SUSTAINABILITY WEEKS 2014 - Finnish-Japanese Joint Symposium Innovation and Well-being through Multidisciplinary Dialogue will be organised on 5th (Wed), 6th (Thu) and 7th (Fri) November, 2014 at the University of Lapland, Finland. University of Oulu is one of the organisers.

The three day event will be divided into workshops on the first two days and a conference on the last.

The main participating universities will all host their own workshop with pre-coordinated topics and the two days will be reserved for exchanging ideas and, through that, innovating new approaches to the topics at hand. The fruits of these workshops will then be presented to the public through a panel discussion on the third day along with keynote speeches from invited lecturers.

The aim of the event is not only to maintain the strong collaborative ties between Finland and Japan, but also to innovate new and tangible ways the two countries can benefit from each other’s ideas and perspective as with shared interests also strength should be shared.

Workshops topics (detailed descriptions to be confirmed)

Theme 1: Health Problems in an Aging Society with a Harsh Winter Climate

Theme 2: Designing ethical tourism in the Arctic

Theme 3: Service Design Methods in Designing Digital Healthcare Concepts

Theme 4: Community Design through Tourism – Challenges of Community Based Heritage and Tourism Management

Theme 5: Designing and Planning the Built Environment for Human Wellbeing – Challenges of Shrinkage and Growth in the Northern Regions

Theme 6: Architecture and Home Healthcare in Northern Regions


Registration and more information can be found at the symposium web site.



Last updated: 19.9.2014