The Ruralia Institute examines sustainable development and the changing relationship between global and local issues from the perspective of rural areas. The institute serves as an expert partner and utilises the competence of the entire University of Helsinki in applying research information. Our 50 or so experts engage in wide-ranging international, national and regional cooperation in the university consortiums of Mikkeli and Seinäjoki.
Ruralia Institute is seeking for two doctoral students
Two grant-funded PhD positions: Societal and environmental consequences of post-animal bioeconomy
New report: Clean and easy cricket rearing - A guide on hygienic building design in rearing facilities
This report provides guidelines for farmers interested in building up a hygienic cricket farm. The report is a part of ENTOLAB - "...
Wanted: Grant-funded qualitative researcher
Ruralia Institute is seeking grant-funded qualitative researcher for a three year fixed-term scholarship aiming at doctoral dissertation.
International Journal of Cooperative Law
At the beginning of July 2018 Ius Cooperativum published the first issue of the first ever international journal of cooperative law –...
Academic engagement with food sector is challenge for Japanese and Finnish regional university units
Universities across the world are seen as essential for generating knowledge and providing higher education for the population. They also have a...
The research and development activities at the Ruralia Institute are interactive, with research serving as an inspiration for development measures and vice versa. The starting points of our research and development activities include a network operating model, partnerships and good use of the entire intellectual capital of the University of Helsinki. The institute’s experts actively participate in public debate and serve in different working groups.
The Ruralia Institute conducts multidisciplinary research that transcends the boundaries of various academic fields. Core areas of research...
The University of Helsinki’s Ruralia Institute Visiting Scholars Programme is an opportunity for experienced scholars with experience in...
The Ruralia Institute is a creative learning, research and development environment that offers students a professionally oriented, multidisciplinary place of study. Our research-based teaching incorporates the practical application of theory. Blended learning includes both contact classes and web-based studies. The planning and implementation of teaching involve extensive cooperation with various experts from the University of Helsinki as well as local developers, sustainable food chain businesses and other parties.
Food Economy PD (Professional Training) Programme
The Food Economy PD Programme (60 cr) is a university-level specialisation programme for experts in the food industry.
Co-op Network Studies
Co-op Network Studies (CNS) is a network established by a group of ten universities. Teaching within the framework of the network is...