SGT Studio 2022: Call for applications!

Are you dreaming about working on global humanitarian challenges with a UN agency? Do you want to work on environmental sustainability with partners from Bhutan? How about promoting well-being in a Mayan community in Mexico, or co-learning with Zambian and Kenyan peers?

Aalto SGT Studio 2022 is now open for applications!

What is SGT Studio?

WAT-E2070 Sustainable Global Technologies Studio is a collaborative studio course where multidisciplinary teams carry out projects linked to reallife global development challenges. Assignments are implemented with partners from academia, industries, governmental and civil society organizations and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

During the next spring term 2022, four cases will be organized:

  • PBL South Asia Bhutan- Environmental sustainability in Bhutan.
  • Action LAB Mexico- Preservation of the Mayan architectural heritage, access to an adequate healthcare system, access to sufficient clean water and strengthening of the current touristic activities and infrastructure.
  • UNHCR Brazil- Global humanitarian challenges and how the living conditions of the worlds displaced people could be improved. Reference site in a refugee camp in the State of Roraima in Brazil.
  • AgriScale- Agro-entrepreneurship management in Zambia.

When will SGT Studio 22 take place?

The course will run through periods III-IV, from January to the end of May.

Who can apply?

SGT Studio is open for master’s and doctoral level students from all fields at Aalto, and students from other Finnish universities are welcome to join through JOO-studies. Candidates with prerequisite courses (SGT, UniPID, WitLAB courses etc.) or relevant similar background have priority. Four to six students will be selected to each team.

How to apply?

Application documents include PDFs of CV, study transcript and motivation letter outlining the applicant’s role, skills and vision for the project. Applicants can apply to one or many cases in priority order. The deadline for all applications is on November 26th 2021. Find more detailed information about the application procedure here.

For more information about the content and learning outcomes of SGT Studio course, see course syllabus.