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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.
Valtsika's XIV Conferment Ceremony
The 16th Conferment Ceremony of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki will take place on 13 May and on 26-28 May 2016.
The Ceremony is a three-day celebration that formally marks the end of academic studies, where participating Masters and Doctors, celebrate their degrees and receive the right to bear the symbols of academic status, namely the master's wreath and ring or the doctoral hat and sword.
All Masters and Doctors whose degrees have been approved prior to the day of the Conferment Act on 27 May can take part in the ceremonial conferment of 2016.
University of Helsinki researchers received multi-million funding from the European research council
Researchers Lauri Aaltonen, Sarah Green and Hanna Vehkamäki have received multi-million funding from the European Research Council (ERC). Sarah Green is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Blog by Petteri Repo: Big Data, Public Participation, Sustainable Innovation and the Pullip Doll
University researcher Petteri Repo blogs about Big Data, Public Participation, Sustainable Innovation and the Pullip Doll in the Valtiotieteellinen tutkii blog. Find out what is the Pullip Doll, the CASI Project and read some interesting information about ongoing Big Data research.
Professor Janne Hukkinen:
Could Finland have a decentralized energy system?
Why is Finland's energy policy such a "fossil"? How could the country's energy policy renew itself? These are the questions we pursue in the Defend project (Decentralizing Finland's energy regime: The triggers and dynamics of transition), funded by the Academy of Finland's New Energy research program.
Read more about the project and Finland´s energy policy from the "valtiotieteellinen tutkii" –blog.
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.
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.