Circular Economy Course, Turku Summer School 2022


Course programme

Course takes place every day during 8.-19.8.2022. A more detailed programme here (changes updated to the document/link).

Course location

Turku UAS, Turku, Finland,  EduCity, room EDU_2002 Ivar (Educity location EduCity – Turku University of Applied Sciences (


  • Piia Nurmi / main responsible teacher
  • Eerika Heinonen (
  • Erika Reiman (
  • Noora Salmela (
  • you can email to all teachers jointly with this email address:




The student will be able to

  • master the basic concepts of circular economy
  • understand the limited scope of resources
  • know the most important business models of circular economy
  • understand how circular economy links to own field of studies
  • know how to allocate resources for tasks to be done, and to take into account the objectives set by supervisor or client
  • construct a concise and informative presentation


  • You will learn the basics of circular economy
  • You will develop you group work and project management skills
  • Group work on circular economy: Business ideas in circular economy
  • Individual report: Links to my own field of study

Target audience

Undergraduate students with at least two years completed of Bachelor’s studies in any field.


Lectures, group work, project work, report, presentations, company /field visits.

Some of the company & field visits require a bus trip with Föli ( Please note that you need to cover the bus expenses and similar small costs yourself.

Student workload

Pre-task 15 h, lectures, company visits and mentoring 60 h, project work in groups 50 h, individual work 10 h = 135 h i.e. 5 ects.


  • Pre-task on pass/fail basis.
  • Project work in groups on scale 0-5 (0=fail-5=excellent) (60% of the grade)
  • Individual work: on scale 0-5 (0=fail-5=excellent) (40% of the grade)

Assessment criteria

  • Pre-task: Depth of discussion.
  • Group work: Creativity, Critical thinking, Initiative and Teamwork skills
  • Individual work: Depth of discussion.