Areas of expertise
Dr. Soc. Sc. Juha Kaskinen graduated from University of Turku, Department of Sociology in 1993 and his doctoral thesis in environmental sociology was accepted in 1998 by same department and university. In 1999 he joined the team of Finland Futures Research Centre (TSE, UTU) in which he has worked as project manager, senior researcher, coordinator of international affairs and since 2005 as a director. In 2002-2003 he worked as a future researcher in Association of Municipal and Regional Authorities. His main interest over the years has been futures studies, regional foresight and development, environmental questions and sustainable development and expertise. He has been conducting and participating in dozens of futures projects over the last 20 years (funded by e.g. EU Framework Programs, Academy of Finland and Finnish Funding Agency for Innovations). He is an active teacher and gives several domestic and international presentations every year.