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00014 University of Helsinki
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Researchers and Publications
Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!
The Faculty of Social Sciences is an international multidisciplinary institute providing education in the Finnish, Swedish and English languages.
The Faculty educates experts who are well versed in various social phenomena in different cultures, and who bear responsibility for the promotion of human values both locally and globally.
More than one fourth of those holding a Master’s degree and about one third of those holding a doctorate in the social sciences in Finland are graduates of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Helsinki.
Call for funded doctoral positions is open!
Doctoral programmes invite applications for funded doctoral positions for a 1–4 year period starting from 1.1.2016. The call closes on September 30, 2015. The doctoral programmes coordinated by the Faculty of Social Sciences are:
- The Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences
More information available on the webpages of the doctoral programmes.
Seminar on Disability and Global Justice 4.9.2015
Welcome to the Seminar on Disability and Global Justice held on Friday 4th September in Metsätalo, sali 4 (Unioninkatu 40). The objective of the seminar is to discuss the realization of justice and human rights for people with disabilities in a global context. The Keynote speaker is a leading scholar in disability studies Dr. Tom Shakespeare.
The seminar is free and open to all.
For further information, programme and registration please see the Events calender
The Kurdish Question could be ours
Reconciliation of Turkey and its Kurdish population is hampered by the quest for unity, which was also a strong trend in Western nation-states in the 1900s.
Conference: East and West, North and South: Divided or connected by crisis? Nov. 12-13
Call for abstracts:
The 2nd Annual Conference of the Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Chance, University of Helsinki November 12-13, 2015.
This year the focus of the Conference is crisis, understood in a broad sense, and its effects on deepening regional conflict or encouraging cooperation.
World-class philosophy, media and communication studies
A recent international university ranking lists universities according to their discipline-specific success. The ranking considers academic reputation, publications and evaluations given by employers of recent graduates.
Climate change attitudes are reflected on social networks
People who believe in climate change have more Facebook friends than those who do not consider climate change a problem. Juha Itkonen’s dissertation in economics shows that values and social networks are linked to opinions about climate change.