Hello Master's Student! Pack your bags and apply for the Bootcamp at CERN Switzerland

Would you like to spend a week in Switzerland in June, where you can solve societal challenges through service design? If you answered yes, apply immediately for next summer's CERN Bootcamp! The application period ends on Monday, January 31st.

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The CERN BootCamp in Switzerland is a study module for YAMK students (10 cr) developed in cooperation with CERN, educational institutions, and companies.

The Bootcamp is always built around big themes that change every year.

The idea of ​​the study module is that students get to Switzerland to solve real societal challenges and create new solutions for them through the service design methods.

A total of 21 students from Haaga-Helia, Metropolia, and Laurea will be selected for implementation. In addition, the implementation involves 2-5 students from the University of Helsinki or its partner universities.

The applying period is only open for January, so better be quick in your moves!


The themes of Bootcamp 2022 relate to the three UN Sustainable Development Goals. The goals to be addressed are selected according to the participants' preferences from among five pre-defined goals:

The solutions developed during the Bootcamp will be linked to the ATTRACT technology, which brings together the major achievements of the European research field.

The ATTRACT program aims to create a completely new European model of open innovation, to increase, not only job possibilities but also prosperity in Europe.

Bootcamp's implementation

Training in Switzerland in June consists of:

• Kick-off days on Laurea's Leppävaara campus on March 25-26, 2022 from 9 am to 4.30 pm:
• Intensive Week in Geneva, Switzerland June 6-11, 2022

Departure to Geneva is on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The whole group flies on the same flight, and unfortunately, it is not possible to make personal travel arrangements. 

In addition to the Kickoff Days and Intensive Week, the implementation includes pre-assignments as well as a reflective assignment to be completed after the week spent in Geneva.

Corona situation and safety instructions

The deteriorating COVID-19 situation may affect travel to Switzerland as well as access to CERN. More information on traveling to Switzerland can be found on the website of the Swiss authorities at: https://hse.cern/covid-19-information

Please note that the guidelines may change even on a short schedule, which is why travel and course plans may also change.

CERN requires a negative corona test result from all parties involved in Bootcamp. The requirement also applies to vaccinated persons holding a corona certificate.


The travel costs of CERN Bootcamp for flights and accommodation are mainly covered by the Universities of Applied Sciences. In Geneva, accommodation will take place at CERN's hostel.

Participants are responsible for their own meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner of their choice) as well as for the use of public transport, which is used to allow stakeholder visits and other mobility in the area.

Application schedule

  • Application period 14.1.-31.1.2022. The application form closes on 31.1. at 11:59 p.m.
  • Pre-selection of students 11.2.2022.
  • Group interviews: March 3, 2022 at 12-18 (Haaga-Helian Pasila campus).
  • The final student selection will be made no later than March 6, 2022

The student selection is made on the basis of the student's personal academic success, the stage of studies, and the information filled in on the application form.

In addition, the choices take into account the motivation for the study unit, interaction skills and success in group discussions. Attention is also paid to the multidisciplinary nature of the student group.

Before applying, please check that you are able to take part in the application process, kickoff days and intensive week in Switzerland. If you are unable to attend any of the above events, then unfortunately you will not be eligible to participate in the implementation.

Apply to Bootcamp via this link: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/CERN_Bootcamp_2022

More information

If you have any questions regarding the Bootcamp, please contact our contact person:

Development Manager Sanna Heiniö


Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences


You can also check out last year's CERN Bootcamp on the blog behind the link:



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