The Helsinki School of Interculturality (HSI) is an initiative by a determined group of international and interdisciplinary scholars who want to push through a new agenda in the way the idea of the intercultural is dealt with in research, education, consulting and decision making.
The idea of setting up the HSI emerged from close cooperation between Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Regis Machart (Universiti Putra Malaysia) and their dissatisfaction with the current exploitation of the idea of interculturality.
Through HSI international research and teaching projects are applied for. Online and face-to-face seminars and conferences are also regularly organized.
HSI promotes research and publications of books and journal articles amongst its members.
In order to join the HSI potential candidates need to send in an application form and tell us why they would like to join and their take on interculturality. The applications are reviewed by the steering committee.
Please read the Charter before applying.