Social and cultural anthropology examines differences between human cultures and societies through comparative ethnographic analysis. The discipline of anthropology at the University of Helsinki is Finland’s largest unit in the field and provides researchers with strong connections to anthropological departments at universities abroad. The methods, themes and focus areas of anthropological research change to reflect global and social changes. At present, the discipline studies topics such as the politics of border areas, cities, natural resources policy, human migration, and the new meanings of global religious movements, musical styles and communication technologies.