Vaasan yliopisto

UNIVERSITY OF VAASA
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN FINNISH AND TRANSLATION


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Department of Modern Finnish and Translation

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General presentation


Finnish was taught at the Department of Modern Languages in what was then the Vaasa School of Economics and Business Administration, both as the students1 native language and in connection with the teaching of economics and business correspondence until 1968. When translation became a subject of instruction at the University of Vaasa in 1980, Finnish became a main subject for Swedish speakers studying for their M.A. examination, and in the same year the chair of Modern Finnish was created. In 1991 the University of Vaasa was made a state institution, and in 1992, when the present system of faculty administration was established, the Department of Finnish was created. In 1993 modern Finnish also became a main subject for students with Finnish as their mother tongue and in the following year the name of the department was ratified as the Department of Modern Finnish and Translation. In 2001 Modern Finnish as a Foreign Language became main subject for students who have begun their Finnish studies abroad.

Nowadays the following number of students are annually admitted to study Finnish as their main subject:

  • Modern Finnish (as a Mother Tongue) 15 new students a year
  • Modern Finnish (as the Second Domestic Language) 15 new students a year
  • Modern Finnish (as a Foreign Language) a few students each year

Teaching

Our strong points are:

  • Translation
  • Finnish for Special Purposes
  • Contrastive Finnish
  • Finnish as a Second/Foreign Language
  • Bilingual lexicography (Finnish, Swedish)
Both in teaching and in research we specialize in Modern Finnish.

Research

Our most important projects concern:

In addition to these, the Department staff and postgraduate students have many research projects of their own.

 
Personnel

Prefect: Birgitta Romppanen

Contact Information

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Postal address:
Street address:
06-324 8153
06-324 8806
P.O. Box 700, 65101 Vaasa
Yliopistonranta 10, 65200 Vaasa, Finland

 
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