EUDAIMONIA Summer School 2018 – Understanding Humans in Change

Monday, August 20, 2018 to Friday, August 24, 2018

Eudaimonia Institute and the University of Oulu Graduate School are co-hosting the 2nd Eudaimonia Summer School on 20–24 August 2018. The summer school’s theme this year is “Understanding humans in change”, which is also one of the university’s research focus areas.

We explore the complex dynamics of global, digital, environmental and economic change on current human interaction and on communities and cultures over time. Our research identifies and explains the reasons, processes and practices involved in these changes, shows how humans adapt to them, and predicts the effects they will have on humanity in the future.

Multidisciplinary research activities in the focus area are coordinated by the Eudaimonia Institute. Research is conducted mainly in the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science and Oulu Business School.

20.8. Professor Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University, Finland: "How do we actively engage in changing designs as users? Towards a taxonomy of individual and collective forms of active use in the 21st century"

21.8. Professor Toni Ahlqvist, Professor Pentti Haddington, Professor Sanna Järvelä and Professor Rauli Svento, University of Oulu, Finland: “Generation Z and beyond: Co-evolution of human capabilities and intelligent technologies in the 21st century (GenZ).”

at 14:30–16:30
special open event:
        Novelists Maarit Verronen, Anders Vacklin and Aki Parhamaa: "Dystopias"

22.8. Professor Shengquan Yu, Beijing Normal University, AICFE, China: "Future Roles of Artificial Intelligent Teacher"

23.8. Professor Annette Scheunpflug, University of Bamberg, Germany: "Evidence and efficacy – new commandments of modern life in dealing with humans in change".
Postdoctoral researcher Marjo Lindroth, & Postdoctoral researcher Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen, University of Lapland, Finland: "Continuities in Change. Indigeneity and Northern Developments."

24.8. Director Gabi Lombardo, EASSH: "An alliance for research not a research alliance."
         Deputy Director Jonathan Deer, Research Division, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK: "External Research Funding: a systemic approach."
Professor Juha-Pekka Kallunki, University of Oulu, Aalto University and Stockholm School of Economics: ”When small data become big: Unique social science research opportunities of utilizing Scandinavian data”.

DAILY SCHEDULE 20.-24.8.2018


11:00 LUNCH

- parallel workshops

14:00 COFFEE

- parallel workshops

  • Academic mobility, various speakers (tbc)
  • in companies -PODOCOs, various speakers (tbc)
  • Academic CV, Roger Norum and Élise Lépy
  • Academic poster, Jenni Virtaluoto
  • Academic ppt. presentation, Suzy McAnsh and Victor Pavlov

17:00 DINNER

The language of instruction: English

All UniOGS students are welcome to apply the Eudaimonia summer school 2018 by filling the REGISTRATION FORM . Selected PhD students will receive an e-mail confirmation and instructions by the end of June.

Staff is expected to join especially the morning programme and social events. Please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM so that we can serve all. 

For more information contact: HS-DP coordinator Mervi Heikkinen e-mail:


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