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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.
Conference: Making Social knowledge 3-4.12.2015
Register by November 26:th to the 2nd Annual Conference of the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences: Making Social knowledge held December 3-4. in Helsinki.
Professor Tom Slater, Reader in Urban Geography, University of Edinburgh, UK, “Housing Struggles Against The Production of Ignorance”
Tapio Salonen, Professor in Social Work and Dean at the Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Sweden, "Sustainable Urban Development"
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 "tiedekunta 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.
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.