HELSUS members

HELSUS Members are researchers at the University of Helsinki whose research profile fits into HELSUS research aims.

The research of HELSUS Members deals with complex sustainability problems and/or sustainability transformation and may be connected to one of the research areas of HELSUS (Urban, Arctic, Global South, Consumption and Production, Theory and Methodology). HELSUS members have plans for future research directions towards sustainability science, as well as shown evidence of past and ongoing research. PhD Students in the field of sustainability science can apply to be a HELSUS Doctoral Researcher.

HELSUS Members and HELSUS Doctoral Researchers are part of the international research community that work together towards a more sustainable future. HELSUS Membership is open for researches who have completed a Doctoral Dissertation and work with sustainability science-related issues in the University of Helsinki or for PhD students who are working with sustainability science topics within the University of Helsinki.

HELSUS Mem­ber

  • gains a double affiliation (e.g. Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, Faculty of Science)
  • is a part of an interdisciplinary research community with vibrant new activities
  • establish new contacts both nationally and internationally
  • is eligible to apply for HELSUS fellowships and visitors’ program and seed funding (HELSUS members from the HELSUS faculties only)

HELSUS faculties are:


As a researcher, you must meet the following requirements:


  • A researcher with a doctoral degree, affiliated to University of Helsinki
  • Research focuses on complex sustainability problems and/or sustainability transformation, and may be connected to one of the research areas of HELSUS (urban, Arctic, Global South, consumption and production, theory and methodology).
  • Plans for future research directions towards sustainability science
  • Evidence of past and ongoing research (published in peer-review articles)


  • PhD Students in the field of sustainability science

For HELSUS Member applicants (group 1), we ask you to attach a list of publications (max 3 pages) to the form.

HELSUS Membership applications will be evaluated four times a year by the HELSUS Steering Group with representatives from faculties of social science, arts and humanities, education, law, science, agriculture and forestry and biological and environmental sciences. The application form will be continuously open and available online.

HELSUS Members

You can find all HELSUS members along with their publications, projects and activities, via University of Helsinki's Researchportal service.

For specific results: HELSUS members conduct a wide variety of research spanning all aspects of sustainability science and related fields. If you're looking for HELSUS members conducting specific research, please use the search bar in Researchportal and search for the terms "HELSUS" or "Helsinki Institute of sustainability science" followed by "AND" and your chosen keyword(s); for example:

Helsinki institute of sustainability science AND the Arctic