The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute of advanced study within the University of Helsinki. The Collegium promotes curiosity-driven research in the humanities and social sciences and facilitates interdisciplinary cooperation. Founded in 2001, the Helsinki Collegium has established itself as an inspiring international researcher community, providing time for the fellows’ research and interaction.
The Collegium mission is to
- offer scholars a state-of-the-art research environment that is attractive and international for conducting research in the humanities and social sciences;
- renew research in the humanities and social sciences and promote interdisciplinary research and theoretical integration;
- facilitate the fellows’ collaboration within the University of Helsinki and contribute to the doctoral training at the university.
The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies has a competitive international fellowship program. Each year we offer 20–25 fellowships up to three years for researchers in the humanities and social sciences representing different career stages (post-doctoral, mid-career, and full professors). In addition to the fully salaried Core Fellowship Program, the Collegium has special fellowship programs for researchers from the neighboring countries and a program for postdoctoral fellows in the arts. The Collegium also hosts a Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professorship in Studies on Contemporary Society, which is filled by invitation.
The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies provides excellent facilities to pursue research in an intellectually stimulating and encouraging environment. The Collegium is located in the City Center Campus of the University of Helsinki. In addition to the weekly seminar where Fellows present and discuss their on-going research, the Collegium organizes prominent guest lectures and international symposia. The Collegium also has an open access publication series in collaboration with the Helsinki University Press.