The Ruralia Institute examines sustainable development and the changing relationship between global and local issues from the perspective of rural areas. The institute serves as an expert partner and utilises the competence of the entire University of Helsinki in applying research information. Our 50 or so experts engage in wide-ranging international, national and regional cooperation in the university consortiums of Mikkeli and Seinäjoki.
Closer cooperation between Suur-Savon Sähkö and the University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute
The Ruralia Institute will calculate the impact of the Suur-Savon Sähkö electric utility company on the regional economy.
Rural communities from all over Europe are invited to learn about managing social enterprises
Material developed with four rural communities from Estonia, Finland, Romania and Scotland now available in the ViSEnet project
Reinforcements from Italy for developing the food system sustainability transformation
A position associated with the Epanet network has been established at the University of Helsinki’s Ruralia Institute in cooperation with...
Wanted: Grant-Funded Researcher (Doctoral Candidate or PostDoc), 12 months
The Future Sustainable Food Systems research group is seeking for a doctoral candidate or postdoctoral researcher for a year fixed-term...
Open position for research director / senior researcher
The field of the position is entrepreneurship in the sustainability transformation of the food system and it is planned for a fixed term of five...
The research and development activities at the Ruralia Institute are interactive, with research serving as an inspiration for development measures and vice versa. The starting points of our research and development activities include a network operating model, partnerships and good use of the entire intellectual capital of the University of Helsinki. The institute’s experts actively participate in public debate and serve in different working groups.
The Ruralia Institute conducts multidisciplinary research that transcends the boundaries of various academic fields. Core areas of research...
The Ruralia Visiting Scholar Call 2021 is postponed due to Covid-19. The call for the Academic Year 2022 - 2023 will be open around this...
The Ruralia Institute is a creative learning, research and development environment that offers students a professionally oriented, multidisciplinary place of study. Our research-based teaching incorporates the practical application of theory. Blended learning includes both contact classes and web-based studies. The planning and implementation of teaching involve extensive cooperation with various experts from the University of Helsinki as well as local developers, sustainable food chain businesses and other parties.
Food Economy PD (Professional Training) Programme
The Food Economy PD Programme (60 cr) is a university-level specialisation programme for experts in the food industry.
Co-op Network Studies
Co-op Network Studies (CNS) is a network established by a group of six universities. Teaching within the framework of the network is...