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Oulu School of Architecture, street address Rantakatu 2.
OBS! The opening seminar on Monday June 13, 2016 at 9:00 is held at Oulu City Theatre, street address Kaarlenväylä 3.




Credits: 5.0 ECTS (subject to approval by participant's home university).

Please verify beforehand the passing criteria of postgraduate studies enforced by your home university. At some universities participation is sufficient for credits while some universities such as the University of Oulu require a final exam. The passing criteria for the students of the University of Oulu are as follows:

  • 1. Full participation in the selected workshop, including the 8th International Open Ubiquitous City Seminar 2016. If you are not able to attend in all six days, you should not apply and enroll to the summer school.
  • 2. Successful contribution to a project completed during the workshop (50% of grade).
  • 3. Passing the final exam based on a reading package selected by the instructor and the material presented during the workshop (50% of grade).

A certificate of participation will be awarded to all students who complete requirements 1 and 2, and pay their registration fee. This certificate of participation does not include the final grade.

A separate certificate of passing the summer school with a particular grade (grading scale is Fail, 1 (lowest passing grade) .... 5 (highest passing grade)) will be awarded to all students who complete requirements 1, 2 and 3, and pay the registration fee.


Registration fee covers the workshop, the get together party, the dinner boat cruise, the school dinner and free refreshments at the summer school site. Other daily meals are not included, as based on the previous summer schools students prefer to have meals of their own choosing.

ACCOMMODATION (must be booked by May 10, 2016)

Subject to limited availability, out of town students can purchase low-cost accommodation (30 EUR/day) upon registration. Please note that accommodation must be booked via registration by May 10, 2016. Students opting for this accommodation will lodge at the high quality holiday cottages of the 4-star Nallikari camping area, together with the instructors. Up to 3 (small cottage) or 4 (large cottage) persons will share a cottage, females and males in their separate cottages. Nallikari camping area is located amid a very green setting next to the scenic Nallikari beach. We provide free bus transportation from Nallikari Camping to the summer school site every morning for summer school participants.


Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses. You should plan arriving in Oulu latest by 8:00 on Monday, June 13, 2016, and departing from Oulu earliest on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Flights to Oulu are provided by Finnair and Norwegian.


The Visit Oulu website provides comprehensive information on traveling and accommodation opportunities.

Nallikari beachCottages at Nallikari camping