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Department of Social Research
P.O. Box 54, 00014 University of Helsinki
Street address: Unioninkatu 37

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tel. +358-2941911 (University switchboard)

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Welcome to the Department of Social Research!

Snellmaninkatu 37

The Department of Social Research is a multidisciplinary unit comprising seven disciplines: social and cultural anthropology, social and public policy, social psychology, social work, sociology, statistics, media and communication studies.

The Department is the largest unit of its kind in Finland, and a national leader in both research and education. The Department employs approximately 200 people, of whom 30 are professors and 27 are university lecturers. In addition, there are several grant-funded doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers working at the Department. On average, 200 Bachelor’s, 180 Master's and 26 doctoral degrees are completed at the Department annually.