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Plans

Plans

The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies started operating on January 1st, 2010. The new department is made up of three previously independent departments of the University of Helsinki.

The main objective of the three-year period 2010–2012 is to build a new, functional and efficient departmental community. The key factor in building a sense of community is to ensure bilingual (Finnish/Swedish) communication in administration and in everyday teaching and research, and to recognise the multilingual nature of the departmental community. The members of the departmental community are encouraged to take a multilingual approach, to be tolerant of linguistic diversity and to respect equality.

Vision 2012

In 2012, the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies will be a multilingual and multicultural centre. Its research will be nationally important and of a high international standard. The department’s teaching will be based on the latest research, and it will be constantly revised and improved through cooperation between students and staff. The administration of the department will be undertaken in a professional manner. The department will have established its position internationally as the best and most diverse research unit in its field, as a trainer of professionals in language and literature and it will be proactive in questions concerning language and culture in Finnish society.

Strategic Objectives 2010–2012:

  • build a new departmental community and an effective multilingual operating environment
  • develop cooperation in research and postgraduate education in the department’s degree programmes, strengthen the common (cross-disciplinary) priority research areas of the entire department , and support emerging research areas
  • diversify and enhance the department’s international relationships, especially in priority research areas
  • develop teaching cooperation in the department’s degree programmes and take multilingualism into account in teaching
  • establish effective administrative practices and safeguard administrative resources