New educational project for design thinking in health technology


May 15 2020

SPARK Finland, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Health Campus Turku, Design thinking, University of Oslo, University of South-Eastern Norway, University of Tartu, NordPlus, Hasso Plattner Institute

The Nordic Council of Ministers has granted 50,000 euros in NordPlus funding for an educational project Design thinking in health technology education – Design Future Health – Great. In collaboration with Nordic and Baltic universities, this project aims to bring design thinking into the development of education related to health technology. Project is coordinated by University of Turku – Faculty of Medicine and partner universities are Åbo Akademi University, Universities of Oslo, South-Eastern Norway and Tartu. The project also offers new collaboration opportunities within Health Campus Turku and SPARK Finland.

The project will develop a multidisciplinary, international 5 ECTS course which will be held as an intensive 5-day Summer School complemented with local on-site study modules and virtual learning. The intensive course will be organized in spring 2021 for the first time. The education is based on the design thinking process created by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.

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