NEWDAY provides a platform for university students from East Asia and the Nordic region to engage in dialogues on current global challenges, to learn from each other, and to foster harmonious relations between prospective future leaders. The academy will provide a unique opportunity for the students to learn about and debate contemporary issues based on acquired knowledge of great Eastern and Western thinkers and humanitarians, presented by scholars from leading universities in East Asia, the Nordic countries, Europe and the USA. 

The NEWDAY takes place every summer at Nansen Academy in Lillehammer, Norway. It includes daily lectures, panel discussions, debates and workshops, as well as cultural excursions.

The NEWDAY summer course is a non-profit event. Participants and/or their host university will have to cover travel expenses and costs for accommodation.