Department of World Cultures 2010-2017

Organisational unit: Profit unit

Organisation Profile

The Department of World Cultures was launched on 1 January 2010. The department comprises four former departments:

  • Institute for Asian and African Studies
  • Department of Classical Philology
  • Renvall Institute for Area and Cultural Studies
  • Department of Comparative Religion

From this foundation the new department aims to deepen its special competence as an institution of Interdisciplinary teaching and research, where the teaching is based on high-quality research.The Department of World Cultures is uniquely placed in teaching many rare languages and cultures as the sole academic institution in Finland.

The aim of the Department of World Cultures is

  • to research the languages, cultures, societies and religion both contemporary and past in various regions of the world (Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, the Nordic countries, Russia, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific)
  • to develop theories and methods of area and cultural studies as well as language research
  • to educate experts in these language and cultural regions for the needs of society
  • to function as a visible opinion leader in the disciplines in question within the surrounding society.

Latest research outputs

  1. Japanilainen musiikki: Taiko-rumpujen kuminasta J-poppiin

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  2. Valintoja tieteen puolesta

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialProfessional

  3. Diagnosing and Debunking Korean Pseudohistory

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Research publications per year

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