Oct 15, 2013

Pierluca Birindelli, Docent in Sociology, University of Helsinki

On October 1st 2013 I’ve been granted  the title of Docent in Sociology by Thomas Wilhelmsson, Chancellor of the University of Helsinki.
The University of Helsinki is consistently ranked in the top 100 out of world's 15.000 universities.
1st  in Webometrics Ranking 2012 in Nordic Countries
69th  in the QS University Rankings 2013
As a founding member of the League of European Research Universities(LERU), the university promotes science and research together with European's top research-intensive universities. The university's goal is to become one of the 50 best universities in the world. On the journey towards the top 50, the University of Helsinki aims to build a better world by approaching global problems from a multidisciplinary perspective. Within UH I’ve been teaching the course Identity and Culture. A Narrative and Holistic Approach” in the Research Master´s Degree Programmein Social Sciences (REMS), which is a full-time, two-year integrated study programme. The Programme is offered by the Department of Social Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences, and you can major in one of the three following subjects: Social and Public Policy/Urban StudiesSocial PsychologySociology. This interdisciplinary programme is designed to provide a firm grounding in the theory, philosophy and methods of social research. The REMS programme provides the students with in-depth skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods allowing one to proceed to a PhD studies after their graduation or into social research occupations within the public and private sectors