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Are you looking for an inspiring research environment for your Academy of Finland project?

Welcome to find out what the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tampere has to offer for you and your research project!

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities (YKY) provides a stimulating research environment in Social Sciences, Psychology, Philosophy, History, and, from 2017 on, in Health Studies. You will be rightly placed with us, if your own research comes close to the multidisciplinary research done at YKY. It addresses tangible questions in following core areas of society, culture and politics:

  1. Social cognition and interaction (Professor Jari Hietanen, psychology; Professor Johanna Ruusuvuori, social psychology)
  2. Gender and embodiment (Professor Päivi Korvajärvi, gender studies)
  3. Childhood, youth and family (Professor Katja Repo, social policy)
  4. Working life (Director of Research Tuula Heiskanen)
  5. Welfare services, institutions and meeting people (Professor Kirsi Juhila, social work)
  6. Migration, multiculturalism (Professor Laura Huttunen, social anthropology)
  7. Violence, conflicts and peace building (Professor Tarja Väyrynen, peace and conflict research)
  8. Cultures of politics and governance (Professor Pertti Alasuutari, sociology)
  9. Science, technologies and innovations (Professor Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen, sociology)
  10. Theories of society (Professor Arto Laitinen, philosophy)
  11. Histories of society (Professor Pertti Haapala, history, Professor Marjaana Niemi, history)

Help and assistance

Please contact the professor or researcher closest to your interest for more information about the current and upcoming research projects, networks and collaboration opportunities. Note, however, that due to the holiday season in Finland most of the staff will not be available for inquiries during July, and will respond to your requests only after mid-August.

Please note that YKY is offering help and assistance for those pursuing either a Postdoctoral Researcher or an Academy Research Fellow application to be affiliated with YKY. For further inquiries, please contact Research Funding Specialist Leena Rodriguez, leena.rodriguez@uta.fi by 15th August.

 
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