Culture Campus Turku develops research collaboration, internal and external communication, and structural coordination.

Kulturcampus Åbo formulates a research strategy that considers the wide range of offerings from the universities and the research and development needs of businesses and societal organizations. Research topics are identified both from a research perspective and through collaboration with stakeholders. Members’ national and international networks are utilized and expanded in a targeted manner.

The goals are to

  • map basic and applied research areas that promote cultural sustainability at the universities
  • develop collaboration both between institutions and in partnership with businesses, third-sector actors, and the city
  • enhance more efficient sharing of research infrastructure.

Members of the working group ·      

  • Maarit Leskelä-Kärki, University of Turku, chair of the working group
  • Hannu Salmi, University of Turku, vice-chair of the working group
  • Johannes Brusila, Åbo Akademi University
  • Taina Erävaara, Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Jarna Heinonen, University of Turku
  • Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, University of Turku
  • Pirita Juppi, Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Marie-Sofie Lundström, Åbo Akademi University
  • Jaakko Martikainen, Turku Conservatory
  • Pekka Vartiainen, Humak – University of Applied Sciences
  • Sampo Ruoppila, City of Turku / University of Turku