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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]helsinki.fi

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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.

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Opening hours at the Faculty of Social Sciences in summer

The offices of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Departments will be closed in July, with the exception of the admissions office, which will remain open all summer.

The admissions office is located on the first floor of the Faculty main building (Unionikatu 37) in room 1014. It provides services to applicants weekdays from 9.00 to 11.00 and from noon to 14.00.

You may also contact the admissions office by phone (+358 2 941 21638 or +358 2 941 24809) or by email at valt-valinnat(@)helsinki.fi.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Researchers study digital publicity for the upcoming election


The Digivaali 2015 project is studying the publicity generated around the Finnish parliamentary elections this April as well as the ways politicians act on social media.

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