To page body
university of tampere:
Institute for Advanced Social ResearchUniversity of TampereInstitute for Advanced Social Research

Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR)

The Institute for Advanced Social Research, IASR, is the research collegium of the University of Tampere. It conducts advanced research focusing on society, provides a productive research environment and facilities for researchers, and promotes multidisciplinary research and international interaction. The institute accomplishes its mission by annually awarding fixed-term one- or two-year fellowships to academics and scholars from both abroad and the University of Tampere.

The Director of the Institute for Advanced Social Research is Professor Risto Heiskala (, tel. +358 40 741 7518) and its steering committee is the  Research Council of the University of Tampere.

The Institute is located in the Atalpa Building (Ratapihankatu 55, 2nd and 3rd floor) at the main campus of the university.


Our university went through a merger at the beginning of the year 2019. Therefore, all the practices and organizations are under review of the new management. This has had the implication that the annual Call for Applications will be either postponed to take place later in the year 2019 or even in the year 2020.

Further information to potential applicants will be provided as soon as it is available.

INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION  >> Press release on 26 September 2018

An international evaluation of IASR was conducted in June 2018 by an expert panel consisting of three members:

Professor Gerd Folkers, ETH Zürich (chair)

Professor Thomas Maissen, Deutsches Historisches Institute Paris

Professor Sami Pihlström, University of Helsinki

The operations and organization of IASR were evaluated in order to find out if the institute has been successful in achieving its mission to serve the scientific community and the University of Tampere by engaging in advanced research focused on society, by enhancing research proficiency and facilities in the University, and by promoting multidisciplinary and international interaction. The main objective of the evaluation was, however, to get ideas and suggestions on how to best continue the institution’s operations as a multidisciplinary collegium serving the new university.

More information on the goals, the criteria and the method of the assessment can be found in the Terms of Reference document.    

IASR Evaluation report

IASR Bibliometric analysis

IASR Fellows’ survey: A report of the results  


10-year Anniversary of the Institute for Advanced Social Research, 16 October 2013

>> Photo Gallery - Anniversary Banquet

Power & Governance: Forms, Dynamics, Consequences, Tampere, Finland, 27-29 August 2018


» Speakers Series 2018-2019, Spring Programme (15.1.2019)
The Speakers Series is a series of Studia Generalia Lectures in the Study of Society organized twice a month by the University of Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with the New Social Research Programme (NSR). The lectures are given by the Research Fellows as well as the distinguished guests of the IASR and the NSR. For the programme, please check the IASR website

Visiting address: Ratapihankatu 55, 2nd and 3rd floor
Mailing address: FI-33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Maintained by:
Last update: 15.1.2019 8.00 Muokkaa

University of Tampere
+358 3 355 111

FINEEC Audited HR Excellence in Research

Cooperation and Services
About Us

Research & Study

Career Services
Finnish Social Science Data Archive
Centre for International Education
IT services
Language Centre
Language Services
Registrar's Office
Sports Activities
» more

Teaching schedules
Curricula guides
Student's Desktop

Andor search
Renew your loans
UTA intranet
Office 365 webmail
Uta webmail
Electronic exam service
Examination results