The Philosophical Faculty educates professionals and experts, and carries out scientific research of a high standard, in the fields of educational sciences, modern languages and linguistics, cultural studies, home economics and craft science, as well as in psychology and theology. We have an explicitly defined national mission in certain fields of education, namely in Orthodox theology and in the Karelian language and culture. We are among the most significant providers of teacher education in Finland.
Our students have the most diverse opportunities in Finland to pursue a career as class teachers or subject teachers, or to specialise in early education, special education or career counselling – thanks to our extensive and research-based teacher education. Our teacher training schools are modern learning environments that also serve as active platforms for research and experimenting in the context of teaching and learning.
Interdisciplinary collaboration is an increasing focus for us. Our activities emphasise international collaboration and mutually beneficial partnerships through which we promote the impact and renewal of our research and education.
If you are thinking about a career as a specialist in education, psychology or the humanities, or if you already are one in your organisation and would like to deepen your expertise, please browse on to learn about our offering and join our academic community!