Master's Program in Service Design received 430 000 euro funding


Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in North Ostrobothnia granted EUR 450,000 to the regional Master's Degree Program in Service Design.

The Master's Degree Program in Service Design is implemented in cooperation with the Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. In addition, the implementation emphasises close cooperation with companies in the Lapland region. The aim of the Master's program is to provide service design expertise especially for the development of tourism and industrial service areas. The program will allow participants from multidisciplinary backgrounds to apply for the training. The Master's program will use blended approaches in teaching. The project will develop a Mass Design Open Online Course (MOOC), allowing anyone who wishes to complete and develop their service design knowledge and skills.

Also doctoral studies in service design have received funding. The National Board of Education granted funding to Canadian Caoimhe Boulé for her doctoral dissertation on arctic design. Ministry of Culture and Arts in Chile has granted funding to Mariluz Soto for her dissertation on the role of emotions in service design. Hong Li has received funding from China. The Finnish Cultural Foundation with it’s regional funds in Lapland and South-Savo have earlier supported Mari Suoheimo, Tytti Vuorikari and Mariluz Soto as doctoral students in service design. Several international doctoral students receive additional funding from China, Austria and Pakistan.

Further information:

Dean Satu Miettinen
Faculty of Arts
tel. 040-4844367