The researchers in the Department of German participate in international networks and are active in developing their fields of research.
The Department of German trains language experts and conducts research on language, culture and translation. One of the central research topics in the department is the German language and multilingualism in Finland. In the strategy of the University of Turku, the central lines of research include cultural memory and societal change, as well as themes connected with children, youth and learning.
Studies at the Department of German prepares you for many kinds of language expert positions at home or abroad. You can choose a specialization as a teacher, translator or researcher – and by making smart choices among the many minor subjects available you can prepare yourself for a wide variety of career opportunities. Your a profound knowledge of the German language and your ability to understand the culture in the German-speaking area will be an important asset.
The Department of German trains language experts and conducts research on language, culture and translation. Our research activities include a wide range of topics, with the German language as a common denominator. We are also experts in the area of teaching and learning language skills and other skills related to language use