NSU Summer Session 2016

24. - 31. July in Orivesi, Finland. Application deadline: 1st of May.


Orivesi is a small town of about 9600 inhabitants, close to Tampere (40 kilometers). The site for the Summer Session will be Orivesi Folk High School, which has been educating writers, visual artists, students in social sciences and musicians for over a hundred years (est. 1909).


Keynote speakers

NSU proudly presents this year’s keynote speakers for the summer session: Professor Robert Pfaller, the Austrian philosopher behind the idea of "interpassivity" (http://www.robert-pfaller.com/), and Professor Elizabeth Povinelli, a distinguished scholar on late liberalism and anthropology (http://anthropology.columbia.edu/people/profile/354).


Application process

The application process has two steps: (1) Application to coordinators for acceptance. Application starts 1st of April and closes on 1st of May. You first choose a study circle, and then contact the coordinator of the study circle by email for acceptance to participate: http://nordic.university/study-circles/. After you have been accepted, the next step is (2) Registration and payments, which closes on 1st of June. All registration and payment will be done electronically. More information will be sent out in the next newsletter 1st of April.



The total cost per adult person ranges from 370 euro to 450 euro, depending on the kind of accommodation you choose. The total cost per child between 4 and 14 ranges from 284 euro to 396 euro. Children under the age of 4 can stay for free. More information will be sent out in the next newsletter 1st of April.


Scholarship program

NSU will this year provide 16 scholarships for students and 16 grants for others in need of a subsidy in order to attend the summer session. The application period is from 1st April to 15th April. For current information, see http://nsuweb.org/w2014/



PhD and MA students are eligible for up to five ECTS points for participation and presentation of a paper. See also: http://nordic.university/study-circles/  


Parents with children

We welcome families at the Summer Session. As previous years, there will be a separate circle for children between 3 and 15 years. In the children's circle, we offer a variety of activities for children and youth, running parallel to the other study circles. See also: http://nordic.university/study-circles/childrens-circle/


Call for youth leaders and mentor for the children's circle

The application period is from 1st to 15th of April. For more information about the tasks and where to submit the application, see: http://support.nsuweb.org/children-leader/.

More info about the NSU Summer session 2016 can be found here.

Since 1950, the Nordic Summer University  (NSU) actively supports the cultivation of new ideas and growing research networks in the Nordic countries. As an independent, non-profit academic institution, NSU fosters the development of new research areas and emerging researchers in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Committed to egalitarian and interdisciplinary modes of learning, the NSU is open for senior scholars, doctoral and master students, as well as artists and professionals with relevant backgrounds. NSU is a non-profit organization, funded by Nordic Council of Ministers / Nordic Council (www.norden.org).

Publisert 7. mars 2016 12:55 - Sist endret 17. juni 2020 10:32