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Nordic Centre of Excellence: The Nordic Welfare State – Historical Foundations and Future Challenges (NordWel), is a multi-disciplinary, cross-national research network of eight partner units in Nordic universities. It is coordinated at the University of Helsinki, Department of Political and Economic Studies, Section of Social Science History.

The Centre operated in 2007-2013 as a part of NordForsk Nordic Centre of Excellence programme on welfare.

On these pages you can find information on the organisation as well as research themes of the Centre.