Summer Session

The week-long Summer Session is the yearly culmination of NSU’s activities where all circles hold their symposia at a shared location. The session takes place at a location in the Nordic or Baltic countryside, usually at the end of July. Study circles work during the day and in the evening, numerous social and cultural events take place. Excursions are made to local cultural attractions at the site of the summer session, and guests are invited to give new perspectives on the hosting country. Two international keynote speakers are invited to the summer session to make a total of four presentation. The keynotes integrate into the NSU as a whole by taking part in the study circles throughout the week.

NSU offers ECTS credits to students who participate or make a presentation at one of the symposia. Please contact the coordinator of your study circle for more information.

A key value of NSU is that families with children can participate at the summer sessions. NSU therefore provide what we call a “children’s circle” for participants who are between three and thirteen years old.

Upcoming Deadlines

March 15 2021: Call for papers are published on each study circle’s page on the NSU website.

May 1 2021: Deadline for sending in abstracts for the relevant circles, and grant & scholarship applications (participants should hear back by May 15).

May 15 2021: Registration and payments for the summer session starts.

Preliminary program uploaded on the webpage.

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Previous Summer Sessions

NSU Summer Session 2020 was held online and there were some local events throughout Europe.

NSU Summer Session 2019 was held from 28th of July to 4th of August 2019 at Roosta Holiday Village (, Haapsalu, Estonia.

All information on the Summer Session 2019 can be found here:

NSU Summer Session 2018 was held from 29th of July to 5th of August 2018 in Fårö, Gotland, Sweden. You can read all about it here:

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