Read more about LabourNet's founding partners and the growing body of institutes with which LabourNet enjoys successful collaboration.
If you are interested in collaborating with LabourNet, please contact professor Pertti Koistinen.
LabourNet was founded in 2003 by following universities:
The Department of Social Policy (Faculty of Social Sciences) at the University of Helsinki
The Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä
The Department of Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland
The Department of Social Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences) at the University of Lapland
The Department of Social Research (School of Social Sciences and Humanities) at the University of Tampere
The Department of Social Research at the University of Turku
In addition to the fruitful partnership between the founding university departments across Finland , LabourNet is supported through a diverse international network of teachers, researchers and supervisors whose expertise in the field of working life, labour and welfare contribute to the successful functioning of our doctoral school.
We are in close collaboration with The Research Institute of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA), the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finnish Centre of Pensions (ETK), Statistics Finland (TK), the Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT) and the Karelian Institute (KTL) at the University of Eastern Finland.
LabourNet agreed on cooperation and exchange of courses with other national doctoral programmes like Doctoral programme on Social Policies (VASTUU), National doctoral programme on Social Research (SOVAKO) and Finnish Doctoral Progreamme in Women's and Gender Studies.
In addition to the aforementioned national institutes, LabourNet benefits from international collaboration with the University of Aalborg , the University of Hamburg, the University of Jena , the University of Madrid and the University of Milan . We also have well-established relationships with the Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet), the European Research Institute (ERI) and the virtual research centre, Nordic Centre of Excellence: Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model (REASSESS).
Furthermore LabourNet has contract of cooperation with:
The Danish National Graduate School on "Welfare State and Diversity"
University of Hamburg, "Zentrum für Globalisierung und Governance"
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institut of sociology
ESPAnet, Network of European Social Policy Analysis
Complutence University of Madrid, Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology
European Research Institute, University of Bath
University of Milan – Biccoca, Department of Sociology and Social Policy