The University of Helsinki scores highly in international comparisons of research and teaching in the humanities: it is among the leading Nordic and European universities and close to the top 50 in the world. The Faculty of Arts’ disciplines conduct cutting-edge research with a global impact. The research focuses particularly on:

  • Research in cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Research in interaction
  • Language technology and corpus studies and digital humanities
  • Russian Studies.

The Helsinki University Humanities Programme’s (2017–2020) specific subjects are Indigenous Cultures and Languages and Environmental Humanities.

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Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen

The Brasilian association of linguistics, ABRALIN, invited a large group of linguists around the world to give a video lecture. Prof. emer. Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen gave a lecture on the expression ’OKAY’.

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