Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences is a collaborative effort between a number of the social sciences at the University of Helsinki that aims to create the best research environment for doctoral training. It covers the widest areas of social science research in Finland: media and communication studies, social and cultural anthropology, social psychology, social and public policy, social work, sociology, statistics, criminology and demography. The Faculty of Social Sciences, to which all these disciplines belong, also has a new Centre for Research Methods, which aims to provide the most innovative methods to support the social science research being done at Helsinki.

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



A closer look at labour market status and crime among a general population sample of young men and women

Ramakers, A., Aaltonen, M. & Martikainen, P., Mar 2020, In : Advances in Life Course Research. 43, 10 p., 100322.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Afterword: The Shifting Domain of Disaster Journalism

Pantti, M., Mar 2020, Media, Journalism and Disaster Communities. Matthews, J. & Thorsen, E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / postscriptScientific

Age, Generations, and Politics

Nemcok, M. & Wass, H., 2020, (Accepted/In press) the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics . Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientificpeer-review

Ageing/Body/Sex/Work - Migrant women' narratives of intimacy and ageing in commercial sex and elder care work

Näre, L. & Diatlova, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Sexualities.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

All-time low period fertility in Finland: Demographic drivers, tempo effects, and cohort implications

Hellstrand, J. I. S., Nisén, J. & Myrskylä, M., 12 May 2020, In : Population Studies. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access


The Kettil Bruun Society's annual symposium 2021 (Event)

Matilda Hellman (Board member), Pia Mäkelä (Board member), Thomas Karlsson (Board member), Anu Katainen (Board member), Helena Lohmann (Board member)
31 May 20214 Jun 2021

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

British Journal of Social Psychology (Journal)

Tuuli Anna Renvik (Mähönen) (Reviewer)
2020 → …

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

Scientific Advisory Board (External organisation)

Samuli Ripatti (Board member)
16 Mar 202031 Jul 2024

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Genetic risks in complex diseases and their role in health behaviour

Samuli Ripatti (Speaker)
16 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

European Science Foundation (External organisation)

Anna-Maija Pirttilä-Backman (Assessment)
Jan 2020Feb 2020

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts


Årets föreläsare (Lecturer of the year)

Helena Blomberg-Kroll (Recipient), 2000

Prize: Prizes and awards

Danish Centre for Welfare Studies Early Career Grant 2020

Zhen Im (Recipient), 13 Dec 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

HYMY award

Atte Vieno (Recipient), Stefanie Sirén-Heikel (Recipient), Paula Merikoski (Recipient), Liina Junna (Recipient), Jenni Savonen (Recipient), Laura Nordström (Recipient), Aino Koskenniemi (Recipient), Antti Tarvainen (Recipient), Mika Vehka (Recipient) & Johanna Nurmi (Recipient), 22 Nov 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Jos Berghman Welfare Studies Stipend

Zhen Im (Recipient), 6 Jun 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards