Department of Education was founded in 1957 within the Faculty of
Humanities. Since 1974 the department has been a part of the Faculty
of Education. The fields of education, adult education and special
pedagogy belong to educational science. All three fields may be
studied as major subjects atthe Department of Education at the University
of Turku. The educational sciences lie at the crossroads of anthropology,
sociology and the humanities. The centres of research are all the
fields of education and training. The scientific fields closest
to educational sciences are psychology, sociology, philosophy and
The department offers a thorough training in the educational sciences
to approximately 300 major students and 1500 minor students annually.
At the department it is possible to take the Master's, Licenciate
and Doctor's degrees. Graduates place well in working life.
The department has a staff of about 50, of whom half are researchers
and the other half teaching and administration staff.