Carousel Week: Sustainability in Engineering and Business (SEB)


Engineers are trained to solve problems. With the increased awareness of the impact that current energy systems, business and economic activities have on our environment, engineers have a big challenge in the 21st century to transform modern society into a sustainable society. Sustainability in engineering and business is the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into engineering and business processes that take into account the complete product and process life cycle and its supply chains and energy system design methods.

The SEB course aims at developing the sustainability mind-set of engineering and business students as emerging leaders in engineering organizations and sustainable businesses. To lead change in these organizations the SEB course will encourage a move from the reductionist attitude to the adoption of a system approach to solving problems that incorporates sustainable development views.

What you will learn

  • The Carousel Week course aims at developing the sustainability mind-set of engineering and business students as emerging leaders in engineering organizations and sustainable businesses
  • By working in an intercultural group, you will strengthen your collaboration skills needed in today’s global business environment.

Teaching methods

  • Virtual/online
  • Project-based learning

Practical information

Social activities

The international week programme features several social activities in a relaxed atmosphere including a dinner evening with all carousel students and sauna to experience Finnish culture. It is easy to make new friends! In conjunction with the Sustainability in Engineering and Business course, we will have a day of company visits to leading Finnish energy companies. Social activities and company visits are included in the program if the corona situation allows it.


Accommodation is available in Hostel Hermanni for Savonia’s price single room 45 €/night, double room 55 €/room/night, 3 bed room 75 €/room/night (kitchenware and wifi included). Order the room directly from the hostel’s webpage, and use the code “SavoniaCarousel” (Additional Information – Order Notes) to get the discount price.

You are also free to choose accomodation elsewhere if you prefer something else:

Savonia Microkatu campus can be reached by local buses:


The cost to join the Sustainable Engineering and Business course is free. However, you must take care of your own living expenses. Basic student lunch at campus restaurant is € 2,70.

Ask your home university about the possibility to get an Erasmus+ grant to cover your travel and housing expenses.

How to arrive to Kuopio

The intensive week is arranged at Savonia UAS Microkatu campus (Microkatu 1) in Kuopio. The distance between Helsinki and Kuopio is 400 km.

You can travel to Kuopio by plane, bus or train. Bus ticket (one way) costs approx. 15 -30 €. Please check the timetables at:

  • Busses are leaving from Helsinki airport and from city center bus station (Kamppi).
  • Train ticket (one way) costs approx. 25-45 €. Please check the timetables at: Trains are leaving from the Helsinki city center or Helsinki airport.
  • Finnair flies to Kuopio several times a day and from Helsinki. Ticket prices vary normally (one way) from 100 to 200 €. More info at:

From Kuopio airport you can either take a taxi (e.g. or a local bus to Kuopio city center. The bus between the city center and airport operates on weekdays (Mon-Fri) only.

Contact us

Further information

Ms Milja Seppälä
International Coordinator
Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Microkatu 1, Kuopio, Finland
School of Engineering and Technology
tel. +358 44 785 5579