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Take a closer view of the women's studies network,
its activities and principles.
HILMA - the University Network for Women's Studies is a cooperation
project between eight women's studies units in Finland. The project
aims at improving cooperation in both teaching and research, as
well as at facilitating communication. HILMA is a network for all
women's studies units in Finland, their undergraduate and graduate
students, teachers and researchers, as well as administrators. HILMAs
core values are quality and productivity.
The idea for HILMA was initiated in 2001 by professor Aili Nenola
of the University of Helsinki. HILMA includes eight universities:
the Universities of Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Lapland,
Tampere, Turku and Oulu as well as Åbo Akademi.
HILMAs goal is to ensure cooperation in women's studies on the
national level. HILMA organises and arranges both traditional and
virtual courses. It is involved in planning and organising national
Doctoral Studies together with the Gender
System Graduate School, as well as the co-operation between
local Master Programmes. It will also organize further education
for teachers in the field: education of feminist university-pedagogy
will be developed.
Here in portal HILMA informs her readers about current affairs
in women's studies, such as seminars, doctoral dissertations and
conferences. This serves as a window into women's studies also for
those outside the academia. You will get to our calendar by using
"This happens in Finland/Europe"-links
on the left.
HILMA is building also international networks. The cooperation
partners are presented here.
HILMA gets her funding from the Finnish Ministry of Education and
is coordinated by the University of Helsinki.
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