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Docent, Political Science
University Lecturer, Political Science
Senior lecturer in International Politics, Adjunct professor


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Areas of expertise

global economic governance
Chinese politics and economy
development challenges
political systems
political evolution and democratization


Mikael Mattlin is Senior Lecturer in International Politics Professor. He also leads the Academy of Finland-funded FORAC-research project (https://sites.utu.fi/forac). Previously he has held the positions of Professor of Political Science at the University of Turku, and Professor of Chinese Studies in the University of Helsinki (2018–19), TIAS Collegium Researcher (2018–20), Senior Lecturer in International Politics in the University of Turku (2014–17), Research Fellow in The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (2011–13), and University Lecturer of World Politics in the University of Helsinki (2008–10). He has been a visiting scholar at Fudan University, BOFIT (the Finnish central bank), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, National University of Singapore, Tübingen University and West-Bohemian University. He is also an Associate Research Fellow of he European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan.

Teacher of the Year 2022 and 2017 Prize awarded by the departmental students’ association P-klubi, Dept of Philosophy, Contemporary History and Political Science, UTU

Special mention by the UTU’s Educational Board for a self-designed university course format. The course was nominated as candidate for the UTU Course of the Year Prize 2016

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