Kimmo Nuotio
  • PL 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)



1989 …2025

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching


Kimmo Nuotio is professor of criminal law and the Director of the Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy. He is chairing the Strategic Research Council (2019-2021).

He was the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki in 2010-2017.

Nuotio was the director of the nation-wide doctoral programme in Law, funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Academy of Finland, under the title "Law in a Changing World" (2007-2015), and Member of Board of the University of Arts (2015 - 2017). He was the chair of board of Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture (2013 - 2019) and chair of board of Alexander Institute (2014-2018).

Nuotio is former Jean Monnet Fellow of the European University Institute, Department of Law (2000-2001). He has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto and the KU Leuven.


His central research topics include

* Theoretical Foundations of Penal Liability

* Modernization of Criminal Law

* Nordic, European, and International Criminal Law

* Transnationalization of Criminal Law

* European Legal Integration

* Risk Society / Welfare State / Security

* Political Philosophy and Law

* Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity

* Global law, Law and Development, Rule of Law, Sustainable Criminal Law

* Researcher Skills and Research Ethics

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • criminal law

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.