Forking career paths - work-life transformation and its implications on education

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Aalto university’s new strategy addresses major trends: global sustainability crisis, technological disruptions, and transformation of
working life, promising to take greater societal responsibility in degree education and life-long learning. Tight connection with the
working life is nothing new in the Department of Architecture. Acceptance into the degree programs—through entry exams or portfolio
review—opens the door to the local professional community. Employment is steady and the students are typically recruited already
during their bachelor studies, resulting in lengthy study times. Under fiscal constraints there is pressure to shorten them. The one and
only landscape architecture program in Finland has educated most of the local professionals over fifty years’ time. Working life as well
as the academia itself are in constant transformation, and new streams of scholars with varying agenda are attracted by our education,
posing new challenges to the program.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTOP AND THINK
Subtitle of host publicationECLAS Conference SLU Uppsala 13-15 September 2021
PublisherECLAS, European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventECLAS Conference: Stop and Think - Online, Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 13 Sep 202115 Sep 2021


ConferenceECLAS Conference
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