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Research Services

High-level research is the foundation of activities at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. We also put our research expertise at the disposal of companies and organisations: we carry our formal and tailored studies ranging from specific reports and research-oriented consultation to extensive research projects.

Commissioned studies

The departments conduct commissioned studies as co-operation projects. Please contact the department’s contact person directly:

Department of Architecture
Head of Department Antti Ahlava, tel. +358 9 470 24463

Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Head of Department Mika Ritalahti, tel. +358 50 432 4742

Department of Media
Head of Department Philip Dean, tel. +358 9 470 30594

Department of Design
Head of Department Pirjo Hirvonen, tel. +358 9 470 30603
Industrial and Strategic Design / Professor Turkka Keinonen, tel. +358 9 470 30343

Department of Art
Head of Department Helena Sederholm, tel. +358 9 470 30531, +358 50 314 1546

Research services provided by expert units

MUOVA is a research and development centre jointly operated by the School of Art and Design and the University of Vaasa that offers design, research and training services. MUOVA studies, trains and develops knowledge and applications from creative expertise to promote the international competitiveness of Finnish SMEs. For more information » (

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