Education: MSSc. (Sociology)
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Research interests: Valtteri Vähä-Savo works at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tampere. In his PhD thesis he studies the steering and governing of sectoral research in Finland. Public research systems have undergone many substantial changes in most European countries during the last few years. Along with universities, these have had a strong impact on state research institutions which conduct research to support societal decision-making and service production. These so called sectoral research institutions have been subject to significant reforms in funding, governance and institutional structures. Vähä-Savo's study examines the changing principles, objectives and techniques that have guided the government of sectoral research in a broader historical perspective. Methodologically the study draws mainly on Foucauldian analytics of governmentality.
E-mail: valtteri.vaha-savo [at] uta.fi
Office: Kanslerinrinne 1, 3. floor, Pinni B3009