22nd anniversary for the International Summer School in Social Work at the University of Lapland 22.5-5.6.2019


About 60 students, teachers, and researchers from 11 different countries will gather at the International Summer School in Social Work to discuss social work and social services from global perspective. The summer school is organized by the unit of Social Work at the University of Lapland in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania. Responsible organizers are university lecturer Kati Kataja from the University of Lapland and professor Stanley L. Witkin from the University of Pennsylvania. The summer school will take place at the University of Lapland from 22 May to 5 June 2019.

The lectures at the summer school will focus on issues such as human rights and social justice, intercultural social work, social work education and social services in different countries. The lectures will be held between 22 and 28 May at the University of Lapland.

Lecture week includes visits to Arktikum and Korundi and International Evening where participants tell about their own culture. After the week of lectures, the summer school participants will take a field trip to Utsjoki and Helsinki. In Utsjoki, they will learn about Northern culture and lifestyle as well as the challenges faced by social workers and social services in the North. In Helsinki participants will visit social services organizations.

Further information:

University lecturer Kati Kataja, p. 040 484 4196

The web pages of the International Summer School of Social Work 2019 are at www.ulapland.fi/summerschool