The research profile of the Swedish School of Social Science combines topics such as Nordic welfare and ethnic relations with innovative, multidisciplinary approaches. The research profile responds to the new challenges of the Nordic welfare model by combining expertise from the many research areas of the School to form a stimulating environment for research and teaching.
The School’s research is primarily carried out in five thematic networks which link expertise from the School’s various fields. The six fields – journalism and communication, legal studies, social work and social policy, sociology, social psychology and political science and administration – form the basis of the research conducted in the networks.
More information about the research at the School can be found in the Research Portal.
Soc&kom also participates in research networks, research centres and other forms of cooperation. One of the most recent examples is INEQ - Helsinki Inequality Initiative, which brings together researchers from several University of Helsinki faculties.
Teaching is research-based, which means that these research areas are the foundation of all teaching at the Swedish School of Social Science.