Miikka Pyykkönen appointed as the Professor of Cultural Policy

The rector of the University of Jyväskylä, Matti Manninen, has appointed docent Miikka Pyykkönen (PhD) as the Professor of Cultural Policy. The appointment starts from Januray 18th 2016 and the professorship is located in the University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Pyykkönen will act as the head of the master's and doctoral programmes on cultural policy. 

Pyykkönen is a University of Jyväskylä alumni and he defended his PhD in sociology in 2007, with a specialization in Cultural Policy. He has acted as a lecturer of cultural policy at the University of Jyväskylä since 2006 and he was appointed as a docent in sosiology at the University of Helsinki in 2012.

Pyykkönen's research focuses on questions of multiculturalism, social control, civil society and the creative industry. 

For more information on the appointment (only in Finnish) please visit here.

For more information on Professor Pyykkönen, please visit here.