Research at UTA

Research at UTA

Our researchers work in the Faculties where the work has been organised in research centres and groups. In addition, several multidisciplinary research communities are active at the University.

Faculties, research centres and other research communities

Current Research Information System

The Current Research Information System at the University of Tampere provides information on the experts at the University and their scientific activities.

Experts on International Relations, Russia and the US

Pami Aalto

Tuomas Forsberg

Pekka Isotalus

Marko Lehti

Hannes Peltonen


For more detailed information on the researches and research areas in the University of Tampere, please contact the Press and Information Office at UTA: communications@uta.fi, +358 50 318 6613

Centres of Excellence in Research

The Academy of Finland's Centres of Excellence (CoE) are the flagships of Finnish research. They are high-quality research units and graduate schools with a chance of attaining a leading international position in their research fields. 

 Currently the University of Tampere is coordinating three CoEs:

The University of Tampere is also a partner university in four other Centres of Excellence:

FiDiPro Professor

FiDiPro – the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme is a funding programme for top researchers in science and technology. Led and financed by the Academy of Finland and Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, FiDiPro provides competitive grants to projects recruiting highly merited scientists, who are able to commit to long-term cooperation with a Finnish university or research institute

Lisa AdkinsProfessor Lisa Adkins

Academy of Finland 2015–2019
Faculty of Social Sciences 

Professor Lisa Adkins the BHP Billiton Chair of Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is joint Editor-in-Chief of Australian Feminist Studies. She has previously held posts at Goldsmiths, University of London; the University of Manchester; and the Australian National University. She is a graduate of the University of Sussex and the University of Lancaster. 

Lisa Adkins' research interests and contributions to sociology fall into three main areas: social and cultural theory, economic sociology (especially the sociology of post-industrial economies and the new political economy), and  feminist theory and the sociology of gender. Her recent research focuses on the restructuring of labour, money and time in post-Fordist capitalism.