University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

PI: Katariina Salmela-Aro

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute within the University of Helsinki. Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one the world's leading multidisciplinary research universities and actively promotes the well-being of humanity and a fair society. The Collegium aims to enhance scholarly excellence within humanities and social sciences; to endorse dialogue between different academic orientations; to provide an innovative environment for concentrated study; to encourage theoretical and methodological reflection in research; and to promote international visibility of Finnish research and interaction between scholars from all over the world. It is thus the ideal base for the international training program. As an institution, the Helsinki Collegium is unique in Finland. Its international models include several similar institutes in Europe and North America, including the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. The University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.