Research and doctoral education at the Academy of Fine Arts

Our international community conducts artist- and art-based research in fine arts and educates artist-researchers who renew the arts.


We are responsible for doctoral education and research in the Academy of Fine Arts. Our unit delineates and implements the research-oriented basic function of the Academy, which is to train artists and artist-researchers working in the field of fine arts, and to conduct research in this field. The term ‘fine arts’ here refers to the areas of contemporary art that are represented in the Academy of Fine Arts. Our research community is an academic community of doctoral candidates, teachers and researchers, along with administrative personnel. The Academy of Fine Arts conducts artistic research as well as research on contemporary art.

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  • Michaela Bränn

    +358 40 631 3553
  • Jukka Tuominen


Specialist Michaela Bränn is the contact person for matters concerning research and publishing in the unit.

Planning officer Jukka Tuominen is the contact person for matters concerning doctoral education in the unit.

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We conduct artistic research and research on contemporary art. Read more about our researchers’ and doctoral candidates’ projects.

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