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A New Action Plan for a Thriving Study Environment
ITUs Study Environment Assessment Action Plan has now been approved by the Board of Studies after a process of prioritizing focus areas and discussing actions with stakeholders. The action plan is aimed at maintaining and creating a thriving and inclusive study environment over the coming years.

The plan consists of initiatives within three overall themes (Well-being, Learning environment, and Physical environment), which will be carried out by and involve students, staff and management.     

Thesis Talks: Share Your Knowledge!

You have spent hours writing your thesis – why not share your knowledge?

Up to nine graduates will get the opportunity to make a 10 minutes TED-talk-like presentation of their work on September 9.

At the event, you will meet industry, researchers and alumni, all interested in learning more about the topics you have become an expert on. 

Prior to the event, you will be able to join workshops on public speaking and feedback sessions, to help you feel well prepared. 

Application deadline: June 28. Send an email to  with a short application.

We are particularly interested in learning why you believe that your thesis is interesting for the industry and/or the broader society to know about.

The speakers are selected by a panel of ITU Alumni members. 

Join the Summer Games 2021

ITU Games Programme is proud to present student games from this semester during our Summer Games event on June 11, 17:00-20:00.

This Twitch stream is a perfect Friday evening for those considering or already studying an MSc in games.

Join us for 3 hours of quirky and insightful examples of what students create together and alone. 

The event is hosted by our teachers as well as local and international industry experts, including the game Cities: Skylines' lead designer Karoliina Korppoo and game developer and researcher Gonzalo Frasca. 

Find out more about the event here.

Exam on Special Conditions for Summer University
July 14 is the application deadline for special conditions at the ordinary exams for Summer University.

If you have a temporary or permanent disability, then this is an opportunity to get the right conditions for your exam. 

Read more about how to apply at ITU Student.
Online PhD Defence by David Kadish
PhD student David Kadish is defending his PhD thesis "Endemic Machines. Acoustic adaptation and evolutionary agents".

When and Where; June 11 2021 at 13:00 online via Zoom.

Pre-registration is required for participation. Deadline is 14 June 2021 at 3 PM.

You can find the PhD thesis here.
Online PhD Defence by Jonas Kastberg Hinrichsen
PhD Student Jonas Kastberg Hinrichsen is defending his PhD thesis “Sessions and Separation”. 

When and where: June 16, 2021, at 13:00 online via Zoom.

Pre-registration is required for participation. Deadline is 9 June at 3 PM.

You can find the PhD thesis here.
ITU Researcher Secures Major Publication in Nature
Associate professor in Data Science, Michael Szell, studies human movement on a large scale among other things to improve conditions for bicyclists in major cities. He is co-author of a ground-breaking paper on human mobility published in the scientific journal Nature.

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