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Department of So​cial Research

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Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology and Economic Sociology form the Department of Social Research. Areas of expertise profiling the departments teaching and research include well-being issues, cultural interaction, social inequality and comparative research. 


About us

The Department of Social Research is operating under the Faculty of Social Sciences and it facilitates teaching and research on social topics and issues. The Department is situated on the third and fourth floors of the Publicum building on Assistentinkatu and the building hosts the staff's working spaces, rooms for researchers and teaching facilities. The head of the Department is Professor Hannu Ruonavaara.

The research work done at the Department is characterised especially by topics such as well-being, cultural interaction, social inequality and comparative research. In addition to basic teaching, teaching in these topics is provided.

The researchers and their research are internationally involved in shaping influential contemporary social research. For example, working under the Department, there is the Turku Center for Welfare Research (TCWR) and the Cultural Interaction Research Network KULTVA.

The teaching provided at the Department is fueled by the expertise of its staff and is developed in cooperation with our students. At the Department, is possible to study and complete the degrees of Bachelor of Social Sciences and Master of Social Sciences. Are you interested in studying Social Research and the Social Sciences at the Department of Social Research? Read more here​.

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​​Irene Prix is a Postdoc researcher working at the Department in the sociology unit.

 
 
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 Contact Information

 
 
Street address: Assistentinkatu 7, Publicum building, 3rd and 4th floor
 
Mail address: Department of Social Research, 20014 University of Turku

Head of department

Professor Hannu Ruonavaara
Tel. +358 2 333 5382
hannu.ruonavaara[at]utu.fi

Deputy Presenting Official

Department Coordinator 
Marja Andersson
Tel. +358 2 333 5535
marja.andersson[at]utu.fi

Unit Contact Information:

Street address: Assistentinkatu 7, Publicum building, 3rd floor
 Tel: +358 2 333 5898
 
Street address: Assistentinkatu 7, Publicum building, 4th floor
Tel: +358 2 333 5376
 
Street address: Assistentinkatu 7, Publicum building, 4th floor
Tel: +358 2 333 5376