The discipline of social work at the University of Helsinki is a multilingual research environment for critical and creative research and pedagogy. It builds on national and international collaboration with universities and stakeholders in the Nordic countries and across the world.
A specific emphasis of the discipline is practice research which incorporates the development of social services, producing new knowledge and supporting robust academic teaching. Practice research produces knowledge and methodological skills that benefit society and have practical relevance for work in the social services sector by creating research processes that combine research, social work practical expertise and service user involvement and collaboration. Located within the discipline of social work at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki Practice Research Centre (HPRC) aims to produce practice relevant social work research together with various stakeholders and to support the use of research in practice.
Currently research in the discipline focuses on themes such as
Below you can find a collection of ongoing research projects in which members of social work staff are currently doing research (all project researchers are listed together with their affiliations).
All research projects, including finished projects, can be found in the research portal. There you can also find information on publications and other activities.
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