This week, 15.11.-17.11.2023, members of the Vytautas Kavolis transdisciplinary research institute from Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania were hosted by HSSH at the University of Helsinki.
The members of the Vytautas Kavolis delegation were the head of the institute, Doc. dr. Jurga Bučaitė-Vilkė, Research group leader prof. Natalija Mazeikiene, project manager dr. Gintare Poce and researchers dr. Modesta Morkevičiūtė and Gytis Dovydaitis.
The Vytautas Kavolis Institute is a newly established institution that conducts fundamental and applied research in humanities, social sciences, and related fields. Their profile resonates nicely with HSSH’s and the prospects for mutually beneficial future collaboration between institutes and universities look very promising.
The objectives of the visit were to understand how interdisciplinary research is promoted and organized in the University of Helsinki, to learn the structure and the operational principles of HSSH and to know how HSSH is resourced and how the relations with its five founding faculties are arranged.
The visit was successful with many interesting presentations, talks and discussions. The atmosphere was very warm and relaxed and a lot was learned by all parties and plans for collaboration in the future were put in place.