University of Helsinki
The research group at the University of Helsinki is based on collaboration between three institutes: the Department of Social Science History, the Swedish School of Social Sciences (Department of Social Work and Social Policy) and the Centre for Nordic Studies CENS at the Renvall Institute for Area and Cultural Studies. The Department of Social Science History is the principal partner in this collaboration.
Åbo Akademi University
Åbo Akademi University has a strong Nordic research profile with excellent Nordic research networks. Research themes in Nordic history represent a long historical perspective in which gender and identity as well as rural history are particularly emphasized.
University of Jyväskylä
University of Jyväskylä has a strong profile in historical research. Department of History and Ethnology (Hela) is a genuinely multidisciplinary research community. The Department has a unique combination of subjects (ethnology, Finnish history, general history, and economic history) that generates a wide competence potential. Hela conducts research on various social, cultural and political agency as well as on the conditions, results, and temporal multilayeredness of such agency.
University of Stockholm
The research milieu of Stockholm university comprises Department of History at the Stockholm University and the interdisciplinary Institute for Futures Studies. Studies of diverse welfare topics, such as the making of sickness insurance and pension policies on a national level, the relations between authorities and marginalized groups and of gender relations in labour markets, form a vital part of the research of the Department of History (SU) and Institute for Futures Studies.
University of Bergen / Stein Rokkan Centre
The research activities of this research environment are coordinated from the Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, the Rokkan Centre for short, established on 1st January 2002. The centre is affiliated to the University of Bergen via the research company UNIFOB AS. The research centre embraces research groups and research programmes from a broad field of social and cultural concerns.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
The research group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is based on collaboration between Department for Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies (NTNU), University of Copenhagen, Örebro University and University of Ålborg.
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
This research environment is organized around the Centre for Welfare State Research. The Centre for Welfare State Research was established in 2005 between the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark and the School of Social Work in Odense. The aim of the Centre is to deepen and coordinate welfare state research at the University of Southern Denmark.
University of Iceland, Reykjavik
The research milieu of the University of Iceland comprises a group of historians and social scientists working in different spheres of welfare research. Some are focusing on the historical development of the different parts of the welfare state while others are dealing with current political, social, cultural and economic issues.