Inequality Studies

Helsinki Inequality Studies is an interdisciplinary cross-faculty study module (15–35 ETCS). Starting in Fall 2020 and hosted by Bachelor's Programme in Social Research, the module is open for all Helsinki University students.

INEQ affiliates and collaborators also lecture actively on inequality related questions and methodologies. Follow updates here.  


Academic year 2021/2022 (pending updates)

SOSK-209 Introduction to Inequality Studies, period I (lectures) & period IV (independent online study)
Responsible teachers: Meri Kulmala, Anna-Leena Riitaoja, Nette Holopainen

SOSK-IS505 Health Inequalities, period II (electronic exam)
Responsible teacher: Karri Silventoinen 

YMP-3410 Inequality and the Welfare State: Historical Perspectives, period II (electronic exam), period III (lectures), period IV (electronic exam)
Responsible teacher: Johanna Rainio-Niemi (II), Laura Ekholm (III&IV)

GGL-311 Security, privacy and human rights law (TBC)
Responsible teacher: Dorota Gozdecka  

SOSK-IS506 Data, Artificial Intelligence and Inequality, period II
Responsible teachers: Risto Kunelius, Petteri Laine

GOEG-342 Geographies of Inequalities (TBC)
Responsible teacher: Pia Bäcklund  

ICE-RCD325 Religion, Social Cohesion and (In)equality (TBC)
Responsible teacher: Henrietta Grönlund 

Output from the courses

  • As a final output for the course Geographies of Inequalities in the Spring 2021 term, the students created a blog titled 'Dirty Side of Green Technology' where they analyse the sustainability of global mining. You can read the students' blog here.