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GALA Summer School 2014

GALA Summer School 2014

Owner: Arttu Perttula

Group members: 22

Brief description: The GALA Summer School on Serious Games at Tampere University of Technology, Pori department, Finland - July 21-25, 2014!

Join the GALA Summer School on Serious Games at Tampere University of Technology, Pori department, the city of Pori, Finland on July 21-25, 2014!

  • A jam-packed and active five-day event
  • For doctoral students and professionals
  • Learn novel serious games research methods
  • Work through hot game design and learning issues

The final programme is available!

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Contact us:


Registration fee: 190 €
+ includes lectures, workshops, lunches, snacks, Summer School dinner
- excludes accommodation and travel expenses

Maximum of 70 attendees.

Registration is closed (Extended deadline: June 28, 2014):
GALA Summer School 2014 registration
Please note that we accept only Visa and Mastercard online payments.


We have negotiated a special offer from Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna:
  • one person room 65 € per night
  • two persons room 85 € per night
Both options include breakfasts and access to the hotel guest sauna and gym. This price is only available if you make your reservation by July 7th, 2014. Remember to mention our discount code: GALA Summer School 2014. The code is only valid with telephone and email reservations.

This hotel is the closest one, 1.0 km from the University Consortium of Pori.


Google Maps: Tampere University of Technology, Pori department

Getting there & away
Our recommendation: fly to Helsinki and take a bus to Pori.

  • Bus: There are frequent daily buses between Pori and Helsinki Airport (4 hours), Turku (2¼ hours) and Tampere (1¾ hours). Matkahuolto Travel services.

  • Train: All trains to Pori go via Tampere, where you usually have to change. There are frequent daily trains (regional and Intercity) between Tampere and Pori (1½ hours), all of which have good connections with trains from Helsinki (3 to 4 hours). FYI: Helsinki train station is 18,8 km from the airport - take a bus or taxi. VR Train tickets.

  • Plane (international): To Helsinki: FINAVIA Airport Helsinki. It might be also possible to fly to Tampere or Turku. SAS might have also direct flights from Stockholm to Pori (the summer flight schedule is not published yet): SAS flights.

  • Plane (domestic): There are two to four daily flights between Pori and Helsinki (45 minutes). The Pori airport is a couple of kilometres southeast of the centre. FINAVIA Airport Pori.

  • Cruise: From Tallinn to Helsinki, from Stockholm to Helsinki or from Stockholm to Turku. Eckerö Line, Viking Line, Tallink & Silja Line.
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For Your Information

Pori Campus

The Pori Campus of the Tampere University of Technology (TUT) operates in the University Consortium of Pori together with the university units of Aalto University, Turku University and Tampere University. The University Consortium of Pori is situated in the city centre of Pori, in a renovated building of a former cotton mill.

Located on the west coast of Finland, Pori is home to 83,000 people and rapidly evolving into a hot spot for higher education and culture. The total student population at the University Consortium of Pori and the universities of applied sciences in the region is around 10,000. Local industries offer students exciting employment opportunities, for example, in the fields of maritime technology, energy, mechanical engineering and game technology. Pori is a vibrant city full of festivals and alternative culture where events and activities liven up the atmosphere all year long. Pori offers a diverse variety of land and water sports.

The Pori Campus of TUT provides the highest-level education in both technical sciences and business sciences, engages in research and product development and furthers technical, economical and scientific development in Finland.

The city of Pori

Check out these links: Pori Jazz Festival

Pori Jazz Festival is one of the most well known and most popular summer events in Finland with about 120.000-160.000 listeners every year. It is also the biggest summer event in Finland. It will take place just before the GALA Summer School from July 12th to July 20th.