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Ulla-Maija Forsberg

Ulla-Maija Forsberg

Current position:

Professor of Finno-Ugric Studies, University of Helsinki
Deputy Rector, Faculty of Humanities


University of Helsinki
P.O.Box 33 Yliopistonkatu 4
00014 Helsinki


1983: Candidate in the Humanities (bachelor), University of Helsinki
1984: Candidate in Philosophy (Master’s), University of Helsinki
1986: Licentiate in Philosophy degree, University of Helsinki
1989: Doctoral dissertation approved by University of Helsinki
1989: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki
since 1990: Docent in Finno-Ugric Studies, University of Helsinki

Professional experience record:

1984–1989: research assistant, Academy of Finland
1989–1998: research fellow, Research Institute for the Languages of Finland
1.1.–31.12.1997: leader of the information department
1985–1988: Teacher, University of Helsinki
1992–1993: Professor of Finno-Ugric Studies, University of Helsinki

Research Awards, Honours and Major Stipendiary Support:

Award from the fund of Minette and Otto Donner, Finno-Ugrian Society 1990
Elias Lönnrot Award, Finnish Literature Society 1994

Editorial Board Memberships:

1991-to date: Journal de la Société Finno-Ougrienne
1995–2000: Yearbook of the Linguistic Association of Finland
2002-to date: Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen

Scientific Societies:

Finno-Ugrian Society (president), Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Finnish literature Society, The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, Vice chairman of the Publications Centre Board

Other Academic and Professional Activities:

Member of the State Committee of the Program for development of the languages and cultures of the Finno-Ugrian peoples in Russia (1994–2006)
Institute for Russian and East-European studies (vice chairman of the board 2002–2006), Member of the board for the Research Center for the Languages of Finland (Kotus) 2003
J.V.Snellman 200 years: member of the state committee 2003–to date
Finnish Science Center foundation: member of the board 2004–2006
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