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POLITU was the National Graduate School of Political Studies. The operation of Politu commenced in January 2007 and ended in 2015. Please note that the site is not updated anymore and the information is only for reference.

The presiding director of Politu is professor Tuomas Forsberg from the University of Tampere. In charge of administration is research coordinator Saara Särmä who is also the contact person. It is the objective of Politu to produce such experts in the field that are able to tackle demanding work projects and assignments, develop networking and interaction within the disciplinary community, and produce original scientific research. The guiding principle of Politu is thinking, reading and analysing phenomena politically. 

The school has five themed areas: 1. Political Thought and Concepts, 2. Governance and Political Institutions, 3. Political Participation, 4. World Politics and 5. Conflict Resolution. These core themes form part of specialist areas of Finnish political studies and the most important research projects. Postgraduate education is conducted by way of internationally networked research projects, or in cooperation with the projects. This is taken as the best procedure to develop the practice of post-graduate study and to promote high-quality political studies and post-graduate degrees.  

The networks of research projects help provide possibilities for taking part in the activities of high-level international conferences, and in organising international doctoral courses and the exchange of researchers/teachers. Research projects also support the international networking of young researchers and dissertation supervision through international relationships. The main responsibility for the doctoral students’ education is taken by the professors who serve as the leaders in the themed areas of the graduate school. 

Politu forms part of the background of the strengthened international profile of Finnish political studies. The discipline has also succeeded in realising national calls for a Centre of Excellence and Academy Professorship. From an international point of view the quality and appreciation of Finnish political studies has risen. This is especially salient in the diversification of international cooperation networks and an increase in international publications. The fields of activity, doctoral courses and researchers at Politu are international. The branch of science reaches from politology to related disciplines.

 
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