Research Unit focusing on the Sociology and Politics of Education / Koulutussosiologian ja -politiikan tutkimusyksikkö (KUPOLI)  is a multidisciplinary group of senior and junior researchers, founded by Professor Hannu Simola.

KUPOLI research themes cover a wide variety of issues and approaches on sociology of education, especially problematics of policy, politics, interaction and governance in basic and higher education. The central focus is on crossings and intertwinings of global, regional, national and local levels, including schools and families.

KUPOLI is located at the Faculty of Educational Scieces, University of Helsinki. The research unit is a member of the Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) Justice through education in the Nordic Countries (JustEd).

Most recent projects have concentrated on school choice, segregation, dynamics of education politics and educational trajectories. See Research for more information.