Towards innovative digitalization

Did you know that by 2020 the use of mobile devices is likely to rise close to three billion? In Finland, for instance, the average age for digital gamers is around 40 years. Globally, there is a growing need to develop innovative, digital working methods in social and health care sector utilizing gamification and various mobile methods to meet the evolving needs of todays’ clients and the working life. At the same time, professionals need to understand the questions, threats and possibilities brought by digitalization.

The master level Summer School by the School of Health and Social Studies focuses on building expertise in digitalization in health care and social services. During the intensive week participants also have the opportunity to test and try digital tools to gain knowledge and ideas how to apply digital methods in their field of expertise.


To get an insight into digital methods, their meaning and usage in the working life.

To recognize the effects and potentialities of digitalization and reflect on the research evidence in a critical manner. In addition, cyber security and privacy protection issues in digital services are introduced by field specialists.

Administration fee

€ 200/student. Administration fee includes course programme, administration and tutoring.


JAMK does not provide any insurance. Students coming to JAMK from abroad must take adequate insurance covering:

  • medical
  • liability
  • property
  • accident
  • repatriation in case of accidental death

If you are travelling outside of Finland as well, be sure that your insurance is valid in the countries you are visiting. It would be a good idea to check if your vaccinations are up to date (Tetanus etc.).

Further information

Punna Mari

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI T&K, Research and Development
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
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MSc, Doc Candidate, RN

Raitio Katja

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI T&K, Research and Development
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies

Campus life

JAMK has a very lively multicultural campus life. There´s a lot of services at your disposal.

Cultural and social activities

The Summer School offers a great opportunity to take part in various cultural and social activities in Jyväskylä, Finland. We will organize an evening cruise on Lake Päijänne, traditional Finnish Sauna night with barbequing and swimming in a lake, various sports and cultural activities with student tutors, city tours in Helsinki and in Jyväskylä, get-together and farewell parties ect. 

 This is a great opportunity to earn credits to your degree and experience e.g. Sweden and Russia and the lovely Finnish summer time while making many international friends and memories to last for a lifetime!