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CERN Bootcamp

CERN BootCamp is an innovative and unique study concept for Master´s degree students. The focus of the studies is to solve demanding societal problems or challenges of the case companies by applying service design and design thinking methods and having a genuine human oriented, empathetic approach.

Multidisciplinary Master´s Studies

CERN BootCamp is an innovative study concept, which will be 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 max. 25 places available for the Bootcamp (max. 20 master’s degree students from Haaga-Helia, Laurea, Metropolia, 2-5 students from UH/HIP.) 

Themes of the year 2019 are from the areas like:
• Social decision making and research data
• Climate change and the possibilities of AI, open data and research
• Refugees' integration in the host society
• Nature based solutions to support urban health and wellbeing

The selection of students will be made based on the students’ study achievements, completed credits, 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. 

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CERN Bootcamp 2019

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Application period: 28th January - 10th February 2019

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Detailed application schedule 2019:

• Application period: 28th January-10th February 2019
• Pre-selection of students (based on the student's study achievements, completed credits and the information provided in the application form): by 18th February 2019
• Group discussion: 1st March 2019 between 12-18, at Haaga-Helia Pasila
• Student selection: latest 8th March 2019


CERN Bootcamp 2019 consists of: 

• Kickoff days: 12th–13th April 2019, 9-16.30 Laurea Tikkurila
• Intensive week Switzerland/Geneva 3rd -7th June 2019 (departure to Switzerland already on 2nd June 2019)

Pre-assignments as well as reflective post-assignments 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 Switzerlad consist mainly of bus or tram tickets to get around and also breakfast, lunch and dinner costs.  


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