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The Faculty of History and Social Sciences (HSS) of the University of the Faroe Islands is located in a building in Jónas Broncksgøta 25, central Torshavn.
HSS offers ten study programmes at bachelor and master levels. It is the centre of research in a wide range of disciplines and areas, most of which is focused on questions related to the Faroese society. Among its full-time research staff, HSS has two full professors and five associate professors. Research activities affiliated to HSS are mainly within these areas: histories of the Faroe Islands, culture(s) of the Faroe Islands, the legal system of the Faroe Islands, the political institutions and system of governance in the Faroe Islands, and the economic and financial processes in the Faroe Islands. The team of researchers at HSS represent a variety of different disciplines: economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, theology, law, human ecology, etc.
The researchers at the faculty participate in many international networks and projects, especially in Nordic, Arctic, and island community contexts. Research on sustainable societal development is also a focus area at the faculty. At HSS, researchers are engaged with projects analysing cultural, economic, political, and social transitions in the Faroese society in the 21st century. Many researchers at HSS have close project collaboration with the industry and other private and public agencies. The faculty represents state of the art interdisciplinary scientific projects examining the Faroese society in relation to some of its special characteristics: a coastal, maritime, fishing, small-scale society with a history connecting it to the Nordic countries. The faculty aims to enhance strategic research of the highest international standards for the development of a sustainable society based on local knowledge and resources in a globalising world.
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West, H. & Sundberg, J.
1/08/21 → 31/12/23
1/01/21 → 1/01/23
Addressing the out-migration of young people from the Scottish Highlands and Islands: A review of relevant issues and interventions from the Nordic Region and the wider ArcticHolm, D., Baxter, G. & Yuill, C., 30 Apr 2022, 101 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile
Gaini, F., 2022, In: Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning. 3, 1, p. 29-43 13 p. Translated title of the contribution: The Silent Struggle of the Youth: Resistance, Impact and Futures in the Faroe Islands
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow: An unintended consequence of the pursuit of new towns policy as an ‘assumed normative’?Collins, C. & Levitt, I., 7 Apr 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › PaperFile
Dennis Holm (Speaker)23 Jul 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talkFile
Dennis Holm (Speaker), Irene McAra-McWilliam (Speaker), Stuart Black (Speaker), Michael Rueger (Speaker) & Alex Smith (Speaker)16 Jun 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
West, H., Nov 2018
Supervisor: Pedersen, H. H. (External person) (Supervisor), Blom-Hansen, J. (External person) (Supervisor) & í Jákupsstovu, B. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis