News 2022

The 23rd International Summer School in Social Work at the University of Lapland has started!


About 65 students, teachers, and researchers from 11 different countries 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 Skidmore College (US) and FHV Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (Austria). The summer school takes place at the University of Lapland from 23 May to 4 June 2022.

The lectures at the summer school will focus on issues such as social justice, social work in times of crisis, aging, homelessness and social services in different countries. The lectures will be held between 23 and 27 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:

Associate Professor Henna Pirskanen
040 659 8059

The web pages of the International Summer School of Social Work 2022 are at