Research at the Faculty of Humanities

At the Faculty of Humanities, research is carried out in all represented disciplines. Research is focused on people, their activities and interactions – especially in northern Europe. In its research activities, the Faculty follows the Strategy of the University of Oulu as well as the Faculty’s own strategic research plan. Of all the university’s focus areas, Understanding Humans in Change is connected to research conducted at the Faculty. The cross-cutting theme in research is the Arctic.

University of Oulu hosts multidisciplinary focus institutes, and Eudaimonia Institute brings together scientists in human sciences. It has an important role in offering opportunities for collaboration and funding.

Four main themes unite the research carried out in the Faculty:

Research Units

The main mission of the Faculty of Humanities is to foster internationally acknowledged, forward-looking research, research-based education/tuition, as well as knowledge-transfer with wider society, in partnership with local, national and international research networks/communities.

There are four Research Units in the Faculty:

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