International Project Week 2025

Are you interested in sustainability and know how it is affecting companies today and tomorrow?
Do you enjoy mentoring a small group of Bachelor’s-level students involved with a sustainability-related company case?
Would you like to learn more about Finnish design and how it is making the everyday life more beautiful and sustainable?

Then Metropolia Business School’s International Project Week is for you. We are inviting you to join us!

12 May 2025 - 16 May 2025

The event is free of charge. Each participant is responsible for the costs of travel and accommodation.

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Welcome to International Project Week in Helsinki in May 2025

For visiting lecturers:

The 21st International Project Week will take place 12-16th of May 2025 at the Metropolia’s Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa

The theme of the week is Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

During the week you will deliver a 90-minute lecture on a sustainability-related theme of your choosing. And for the remainer of the week (around 12 hours in total) you will be coaching a group of around 10-15 Bachelor's-level students as they crack the sustainability-related company case.

We are also organizing a versatile social program for the visiting professors in the evenings on Monday-Thursday. For example, you will get a chance to learn more about Helsinki, its architectural and design gems, and how Helsinki is becoming more sustainable on a walking tour around the city. During the week you also will experience the sustainability actions in Finnish companies and enjoy some cultural activities together with other visiting lecturers!

You can also bring along a group of 5-10 students from your home institution to join the week’s activities. Our student assistants will organize an exciting social program for the visiting students.

For students:

This course is part of mandatory modules for bachelor's programmes in business. There are various reasons, but for many students the week has been one of the highlights in their studies. This is a great opportunity to prep your English, meet international students and grow your networks. For visiting exchange students this is a great opportunity to get to know Finnish student life and enjoy the spring of Helsinki.

You have also a great chance to utilize the expertise of visiting lecturers to build on previous learning to solve an ethical and corporate social responsibility case. The following learning opportunities will be organised:

  • Discussions of current ethical and corporate social responsibility dilemmas and find solutions to them.
  • Collaboration in multicultural teams to produce a unified approach to corporate social responsibility cases.
  • Produce a team poster reflecting key insights gained during the week and potential solutions to the case(s)
  • Coaching opportunities by the international lecturers

Event outline

The detailed event programme will be published closer to the event. Additionally, cultural programme will be organised.

Monday 12th May:
The event will start officially on Monday morning, some unofficial gatherings may be organised on Sunday
Opening ceremony and lectures

Tuesday 13th May:


Wednesday 14th May:

Case work

Thursday 15th May:

Case work

Friday 16th May:
The event will finished by 2:00 pm
Presentations and closing event

Registration to the event

The registration for visiting lecturers from the partner universities will be opened on a later point. Stay tuned and contact your international office or us for further information in the meanwhile. The visiting students from partner universities will be joining together with lecturer, so once the registration is ongoing, we will gather the information about incoming exchange students at the same point.

Metropolia students will be enrolled and informed through OMA workspace, your degree programme can also provide information about the event.

Event accommodation

We recommend Noli Studios in Myyrmäki or in Helsinki area.
Many participants also stay in the following hotels: Further information about the options will be provided by email.

How to reach the campus?

The topic of the week is sustainability. Therefore we recommend utilising public transportation and city bikes. Further information and journey planner can be found in HSL webpages. Myyrmäki campus is located within good reach of public transportation.


The week is organized within the framework of Erasmus+. Please consult your international office whether it is possible for you to fund the participation through Erasmus+ Teacher Exchange. This requires an Erasmus+ agreement between your institution and the Metropolia Business School. However, the international project week does not fulfill the student’s Erasmus+ Blended Mobility criteria as the scope of the week is 2 ECTS. For further details, please contact International Relations Adviser Suvi Ruippo, suvi.ruippo [at] (suvi[dot]ruippo[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Questions and collaborations?

Please reach out to the organising team at: mbs_exchange [at] (mbs_exchange[at]metropolia[dot]fi)