We, in collaboration with the rest of the community, conduct research by generating knowledge of people’s everyday life and service needs, and the functionality of everyday services. We operate locally, regionally, nationally and globally to improve social wellbeing.
Our university hosts the Finnish National University Network for Social Work SOSNET. The network organises specialised studies and doctoral education in the field and strengthens university cooperation in basic education and research. We carry out research in collaboration with Northern Finland Centre of Excellence on Social Welfare (Poske) and are also part of Sociopolis, which is a centre of excellence on research, education and development in the social field.