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CERN Bootcamp

Due to COVID-19 situation, unfortunately we cannot organise CERN Bootcamp in 2021. Hopefully, the course can be organised in 2022.

Multidisciplinary Master´s Studies

CERN BootCamp is an innovative study concept, which is co-created together with CERN, universities and companies for each implementation. BootCamp provides a unique international learning experience to the group of Master’s degree students with multidisciplinary educational background. The focus of the studies is to solve societal problems or challenges of the case organizations by applying service design methods to have a genuinely people centered, empathetic approach.

There will be 25 places available for the Bootcamp

  • 20 master’s degree students from Haaga-Helia/Laurea/Metropolia
  • 2-5 students from Universities of Helsinki/Aalto/Jyväskylä/Lappeenranta-Lahti/Tampere

The selection of students will be made based on the students’ study achievements, phase of studies, motivation to participate, interaction skills, and the information provided in the application form and group discussion. In addition, multidisciplinarity of the student group will be taken into account in the selection process. 

The work in Bootcamp will mainly be done in teams so the students are expected to be committed to teamwork during the whole Bootcamp process and in the assignments.

Detailed application schedule 2021:

  • CERN Bootcamp will not be organised in 2021


CERN Bootcamp consists of: 

  • Kickoff days
  • Intensive week Switzerland/Geneva

Pre-assignments as well as reflective post-assignment are also included to the studies. Extent of the studies is UAS 10 ects, UH/HIP 5 ects. 

After accomplishing CERN Bootcamp students will be able to apply service design approach and basic tools to design sustainable innovations. They will adopt a holistic approach to all aspects of service innovation and development and will be able to act as a developer in open innovation networks.


Travelling costs to/from Switzerland and accommodation at the CERN hostel are mainly covered by the universities of applied sciences. The costs for the students in Switzerland consist mainly of bus or tram tickets to get around and also breakfast, lunch and dinner costs.

When travelling to Switzerland please notice that Switzerland is not an EU-country. It is important that you ensure that all the needed travelling documents are valid before the trip. The students have to apply for needed documents by themselves.


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More information:

Blog of CERN Bootcamp

Want to know more about the Bootcamp experience?

Check out the blog of CERN Bootcamp

Want to know how and why the Bootcamp concept has been created?

Ojasalo & Kaartti: Multidisciplinary Bootcamp for Master’s Students in CERN Ideasquare. In Antikainen M., Holmström S., Majakulma A., Piipponen T. (Eds.)., (2019). Collaboration Counts: Experiences in Internationalisation from Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia, pp. 70-75 , In: Laurea Julkaisut | Laurea Publications, Laurea University of Applied Sciences.

Read article about the implementation of the CERN Bootcamp