The summer school focuses on multidisciplinary dialogue especially from the standpoints of wellbeing, technology, and environment. The five-day course offers master and doctoral students, researchers, and professors a forum to learn how to communicate across the fields of science and how to examine connections between their own and other disciplines. Through plenary sessions, keynotes, and students’ presentations the participants will discuss relevant research methodologies, as well as the ethics of multidisciplinary research.

The summer school expects around a hundred participants from 21 countries. The invited keynote speakers are from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan), St. Petersburg University (Russia), Northern (Artic) Federal University (Russia), Northern State Medical University (Russia), Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Eastern (Finland), University of Oulu (Finland) and University of Lapland (Finland).

The summer school “Multidisciplinary Dialogue – Wellbeing, Technology and the Environment” is held at the University of Lapland on August 27–31. It is a new joint activity of the Finnish-Russian Cross Border University networks BCBU and CBU and the Barents Cross Border University Development project BCBU+, funded by the Kolartic ENPI CBC. The summer school is also financed by the Aleksanteri Institute (Universities network of the Russian and East European Master’s School).