Communication Studies research group views communication as a human activity that enables interaction, keeps communities together, and creates a common understanding.
We understand communication both as an organized and planned activity, such as how a company communicates with their stakeholders online and as spontaneous activity typical of human beings, such as online comments on news or interaction at workplaces.
We are interested in topical issues and current affairs and approach them from the points of view of knowledge, communication, and media. Changes in technology, environment and culture form a relevant context for our research.
The mission of Communication Studies is to provide reasoned views and solutions to social, cultural and economic issues from the perspective of Communication. The values that guide our research are curiosity, independence, responsibility and critical thinking.
The research group focuses on organizational communication, digital media and technical communication in combination with each other. An important part of the research group are doctoral students who study in the Doctoral programme of Social Sciences.
We are constantly looking for talented and motivated people interested in the research of communication, both as doctoral students and for various project assignments. On these pages, you will find information about the activities of our group, and you can also contact us directly.
Dissertation: Stakeholder voices add credibility to annual report texts – but polyphony is still illusory
Dissertation: Heat pumps divide people on online discussion forums
|Short videos as news sources for young people (Lyhytvideot nuorten uutislähteenä)||-||Marketing and Communication, Communication studies|
|Citizens as agents of change in decarbonizing suburban and rural housing (DECARBON-HOME)||-||Marketing and Communication, Marketing and Consumption Research, Communication studies|
|DISRUPTING THE MEDIA SCENE. Adopting emerging technologies as a vehicle for transforming the audience relationship and business models in journalistic media||-||InnoLab, Communication studies, Digital Economy, Marketing and Communication|
|Banks saving-related communication in the social media||-||Communication studies|
|RegeRa||-||Communication studies, Marketing and Communication|
|Conceptualizing Blockchains||-||Communication studies|
|Talking Machines – Electronic voice and the interpretation of emotions and self-understanding in human–machine communication 1960–2020||-||Communication studies|