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Faculty Office:
Unioninkatu 37 (P.O. Box 54)
00014 University of Helsinki
Phone +358 294 1911 (University)
Fax +358-2941 24835
E-mail soc-sci[at]

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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.


The Faculty Office and Department Offices are closed in July

Offices are closed during the summer break in July.  Faculty wishes everyone a good summer holiday!




OP-Pohjola dissertation award to Matthijs Lof

The OP-Pohjola Group Research Foundation has granted its Doctoral Dissertation Award 2014 to Matthijs Lof, a University of Helsinki researcher.

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Matthijs Lof