Apply for the EBS International Summer School on Digitalization and Sustainability

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Estonian Business School is excited to announce its first International Summer School that will take place in Tallinn and Helsinki on 9-19 August 2021. In cooperation with the European Commission and Embassy of France in Estonia, EBS invites international and domestic students to mingle with a Nobel Prize winner, top Estonian and EU officials, distinguished professors and entrepreneurs. Send your application to by 30 June 2021, admission is rolling.

The summer school focuses on the digital and green transformations and investigates what this means for the companies and their business models. Special attention will be given to engaging women participants and other minorities, who are historically underrepresented in global business, especially in the top leadership roles.  

“The digital and green transformation can only happen with significant changes in business models. A combination of diverse business, economic, policy and management perspectives offered by our distinguished faculty will provide fundamental ingredients for generating new ideas. I hope future leaders gathering at the EBS Summer School will turn these ideas into reality,” says EBS rector professor Meelis Kitsing.


“Data is the new oil. However, it is not the quantity of data that matters, but how data enhances our understanding of the world that makes it valuable to decision-makers. This summer school focuses on the rapidly growing digital and sustainability sectors, both of which are enabled by the data revolution. We hope to make this event a summer tradition at EBS and a gathering place for movers and shakers in the field,” comments EBS summer school academic director Dr. Anna Ebers Broughel.


International summer school has confirmed a line-up of amazing speakers, including:
Bengt Holmström, Nobel Prize laureate in Economics and Professor at MIT
Martin Kenney, Distinguished Professor at the University of California

Eric Lamouroux, Ambassador of France in Estonia

Nele Leosk, Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Katrin Höövelson, Recovery and Resilience Task Force, European Commission

Vivian Loonela, Spokesperson for Green Deal, European Commission
Elina Lepomäki, Member of Finance Committee of Eduskunta and Chair of the Board of Finnish think-tank Libera

Taavi Rõivas, Former Prime Minister of Estonia and entrepreneur

Marion Teder, Founder and CEO of CareMate


Summer school will have a strong critical thinking and analytical component and will earn its participants 3 ECTS. Most presentations are planned at EBS’s Tallinn campus, but there will be a visit to EBS Helsinki campus as well. There are several company visits planned and a visit to the Estonian Parliament.
EBS welcomes participation from advanced undergraduate and graduate students in social sciences, engineering, and other disciplines, who strive for excellence in global business. Scholarships are available.

In order to apply, please find the detailed information on the EBS Summer School webpage here.


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to
We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting event in Tallinn and Helsinki next summer!