The core purpose of the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication is to produce original research and knowledge in each of research areas and to educate highly qualified graduates and PhDs in the department’s degree programmes.

Research at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication is characterized by a fundamental curiosity to explore basic questions and phenomena in the department’s research areas and high quality by international standards. Our research is becoming more and more internationalized and our researchers publish their research regularly in leading international journals or with top publishers within their fields.  

Researchers in the department engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction between the department’s research disciplines as well as with disciplines and researchers outside the department.

The department has impact in the broader public domain. The department’s research is communicated and discussed in various public fora and media, and its researchers perform important functions in governmental and non-governmental settings, e.g., advising policy makers, collaborating with NGOs and doing consultancy for organizations and businesses.

Research sections and research groups

The department has strong and internationally competitive research environments, organized in four research sections and a number of research groups. The research groups are responsible for organizing research activities, the training of PhDs and postdocs, and including students in research. The research sections are:

Research centres