Department of Geosciences and Geography

  • Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Department of Geosciences and Geography is an exceptionally diverse unit for academic research and education. Our research interest range from exploring the experiences of minorities in cities, through plate tectonics to how environments have c hanged since life began. The common denominator of the research at the Department is our planet Earth, from its core to the structures of its surface.  The Institute of Seismology, which is a part of the Department, carries out international responsibilities in connection to monitoring seismic activities and the ban on nuclear tests. Read more here

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 1999 2023

Building sustainability: investigating earthen architecture and social practices in the Ancient Near East

Lorenzon, M.


Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Rajaton rotta - – kaupunkirottien liikkumisen ja torjunnan yhteiskuntatieteellinen ja ekologinen tutkimus

Aivelo, T., Nygren, N. V., Suonpää, J. & Pentikäinen, S. R. M.


Project: Research project

Akateemisten affektien etnografia

Olsson, P., Ylijoki, O., Suopajärvi, T. & Hokka, J.


Project: Research project

Digital Intercultural Encounters

Airaksinen, T. & Zeiler, X.



Project: Other project

Ungas psykiska välmående

Wrede-Jäntti, M.

16/09/2019 → …

Project: Research project

Publications 1984 2021

Law, Trade, and the Sea: Essays in Roman Law and Maritime Commerce

Mataix Ferrándiz, E. (ed.) & Candy, P. (ed.), 2021, (In preparation) Edinburgh University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Seafaring, Mobility and the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity (ca. 150-700 CE).

Mataix Ferrándiz, E. (ed.), Hakola, R. (ed.) & Lampinen, A. J. (ed.), 2021, (In preparation) T & T Clark. (Ancient environments)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

AKP’s income-differentiated housing strategies under the pressure of resistance and debt

Celik, Ö., 15 Sep 2020, (Unpublished) Turkey’s New State in the Making: Transformations in Legality, Economy, Ideology and Coercion. Bedirhanoglu, P., Dolek, C., Hulagu, F. & Kaygusuz, O. (eds.). Zed Books

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

A multimodal perspective on data visualization

Hiippala, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Data Visualization in Society. Kennedy, H. & Engebretsen, M. (eds.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, p. 277-293

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

An Issue of Scale: The Challenge of Time, Space and Multitude in Sustainability and Geography Education

Wolff, L-A. & Skarstein, F., 23 Jan 2020, In : Education Sciences. 10, 2, 18 p., 28.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 1984 2020

Regional Studies (Journal)

Pia Bäcklund (Reviewer)
Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Participation in the time of individualism

Henrietta Grönlund (Invited speaker)
24 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Commemorative Reception: Launch of Flights between New Chitose and Helsinki / Hokkaido Mission & Vice Governor of Hokkaido

Riikka Länsisalmi (Participant)
21 Jan 2020

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2020

Xenia Zeiler (Abstract reviewer)
Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Advisor for Hanna Timonen's doctoral thesis

Sanna Lehtinen (Supervisor)
21 Jan 2020 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis


1st Prize ICC2019 Map Awards (Digital Products)

Christoph Fink (Recipient), Jul 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards


Juho Luukkonen (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

3rd prize for the Best Poster Award

Julia Kemppinen (Recipient), 24 Mar 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Apps4Finland haastepalkinto: Pääkaupunkiseudun data

Henrikki Tenkanen (Recipient), 3 Dec 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Haastattelu Polemiikki-lehdessä (Kunnallisalan kehittämissäätiö)

Sami Moisio


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Mardrömmen om det kontantlösa samhället

Tomas Hanell


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Asiantuntijan kommentti

Tuija Luhta


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Rottahankkeen näkyvyys

Tuomas Aivelo


9 items of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Haastattelu nuorten käyttämistä epävirallisista kaupunkinimistä

Terhi Ainiala


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media