Inequality Studies

Helsinki Inequality Studies is an interdisciplinary cross-faculty study module (15–35 ETCS).

Starting in Fall 2020 and hosted by Bachelor's Programme in Social Research, the module is open for all Helsinki University students.

INEQ affiliates and collaborators also lecture actively on inequality related questions and methodologies. Follow updates here.


Academic year 2022/2023 (pending updates)

SOSK-209 Introduction to Inequality Studies, period I (lectures) & III/IV (independent online study)​
Responsible teachers: Meri Kulmala, Peter Holley, Nette Holopainen

SOSK-IS505 Health Inequalities, period II-IV (electronic exam)
Responsible teacher: Karri Silventoinen

YMP-3410 Inequality and the Welfare State: Historical Perspectives, period II (electronic exam), period III (lectures), period IV (electronic exam)
Responsible teacher: Laura Ekholm (II-IV) & Johanna Rainio-Niemi (III)

GGL-311 Security, privacy and human rights law, period IV (lectures)
Responsible teacher: Dorota Gozdecka

SOSK-IS506 Data, Artificial Intelligence and Inequality, period II (lectures)
Responsible teachers: Risto Kunelius, Petteri Laine

GOEG-342 Geographies of Inequalities (TBC)
Responsible teacher: Pia Bäcklund

ICE-RCD325 Religion, Social Cohesion and (In)equality (TBC)
Responsible teacher: Henrietta Grönlund

Output from the courses

Geographies of Inequalities, GEOG-342

As a final output for the course in the Spring 2021 term, the students created a blog titled 'Dirty Side of Green Technology' where they analyse the sustainability of global mining.

The final report from the course in Spring 2022 "Perspectives on the geographies of inequalities and Sustainable Development Goals — five case studies" can be downloaded here.