Strengthening human capabilities in the new digital era

Understanding humans in change

We explore the complex dynamics of global, digital, environmental and economic change on current human interaction and on communities and cultures over time. Our research identifies and explains the reasons, processes and practices involved in these changes, shows how humans adapt to them, and predicts the effects they will have on humanity in the future.

Multidisciplinary research activities in the focus area are coordinated by the Eudaimonia Institute. Research is conducted mainly in the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science and Oulu Business School.

Meet the researcher

Kaisa Vehkalahti specialises in the history of childhood and youth. Her current research projects are related to the history of longitudinal research and the changing rural youth in Finland.

Forced displacement and migration are part of Finland’s recent history