Contact Information

The Department of World Cultures is part of the Faculty of Arts.

PO Box 59
00014 University of Helsinki
Unioninkatu 38 A
+358 (0)294 1911 (operator)



About the Department

The Department of World Cultures

  • explores languages, cultures, societies and religion in Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, the Nordic countries, Europe, and Russia
  • studies both the past and the present
  • develops theories and methods of area and cultural studies as well as language research
  • educates experts in these language and cultural regions for the needs of society
  • engages in the public discussion around these disciplines and geographical areas.