The Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) is a multidisciplinary and international research centre whose mission is to conduct high quality research on the causes of war, on non-violent resolution of conflicts, and on conditions for peace. In accordance with the present research agenda, the focus of TAPRI's research is peaceful change to which all projects are related.
TAPRI's research is open and its results are published in international and national academic forums, including the institute's own publication series. TAPRI's researchers also engage in teaching, mainly in TAPRI's own Master's degree programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) but also in post-graduate and post-doctoral levels. Several students are pursuing their doctoral degree at TAPRI.
In accordance with TAPRI’s national mandate, as confirmed by the Finnish Ministry of Education, TAPRI's researchers teach in several Finnish universities. TAPRI's research has from the very beginning been based on extensive international co-operation and networking.
TAPRI and its researchers also bring their contribution to debates in the Finnish society. This societal service function includes information in the media, civil society organizations, and educational institutions.
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