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Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI)

The Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) is a multidisciplinary and international research centre whose mission is to conduct high quality research on the causes of war, on non-violent resolution of conflicts, and on conditions for peace. In accordance with the present research agenda, the focus of TAPRI's research is peaceful change to which all projects are related.  TAPRI's research is open and its results are published in international and national academic forums, including the institute's own publication series. TAPRI's researchers also engage in teaching, mainly in TAPRI's own, highly ranked Master's degree programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE), but also in post-graduate and post-doctoral levels.

Research focus and goals

The main goals of TAPRI are conducting multidisciplinary quality research, providing education in the form of a Masters Degree Programme and a Doctoral Programme, and interacting with societal actors in the field of peace and conflict. In this way, TAPRI seeks to promote peaceful change of conflicts in the society.

Other members

Research Director: Marko Lehti.

Senior Researchers: Tarja Väyrynen, Élise Feron, Anitta Kynsilehto, Marjaana Jauhola.

Researchers: Prince Agyei, Rasmus Bellmer, Bram De Smet, Zahra Edalati, Ihntaek Hwang, Cæcilie Svop Jensen, Bruno Lefort, Karim Maïche, Frank Möller, Angel Iglesias Ortiz, Kari Paasonen, Samu Pehkonen, Vadim Romashov, Anna Sofia Suoranta, Ilaria Tucci, Salome Tuomaala-Özdemir, Sofiya Voytiv.

Emerita: Tuomo Melasuo, Unto Vesa.