Leadership

The Faculty is led by the dean, who is selected for a term of four years. The Faculty Council is the Faculty’s multi-member administrative organ, chaired by the dean. The Faculty also has four vice deans, each in charge of a specific area. The Faculty’s research units, disciplines and degree programmes constitute individual administrative strands.

The internal structure of the Faculty of Social Sciences was reformed at the beginning of 2018, with the division of the Faculty into three strands. The research units, disciplines and degree programmes of the Faculty constitute administrative strands each led by a vice dean.

Dean Hannu Nieminen
Professor in Media and Communication Studies

The dean monitors the Faculty’s operations and is responsible for general Faculty operations, personnel administration and its implementation according to the human resources policy of the University as well as for the Faculty’s financial affairs.

Contact information:
Phone 02941 24838
Email: hannu.nieminen@helsinki.fi

The Faculty of Social Sciences has been divided into three strands. The research units, disciplines and degree programmes of the Faculty constitute administrative strands consisting of altogether twelve disciplines, five research units and thirteen Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.

The research units, disciplines and degree programmes of the Faculty constitute administrative strands each led by a vice dean. See the the vice-deans and the leader ship from above. See the Disciplines, Research units and Degree programmes here.