Janne Hukkinen


Research areas

  • 5142 Social policy - Environmental Policy, environmental sociology, Sustainability, Cognitive Linguistics, industrial ecology, science and technology studies, science studies, futures research

Curriculum vitae


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
MSc, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1984


Cognitive aspects of sustainability assessment and strategy, with empirical applications in participation and expertise in environmental and technology policy, long-term waste management and environmentally sound product concepts, water policy in arid areas, and environmental governance in northern regions


Professor of environmental policy, University of Helsinki, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry *** Chair of Advisory Board, Finnish Environment Institute *** Board Member, WWF Finland *** Associate Editor, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (Taylor & Francis) *** Editorial Board Member,International Journal of Learning and Change (Inderscience) ***Expert Counsellor on the Environment, Supreme Administrative Court of Finland


Sustainability Networks: Cognitive Tools for Expert Collaboration in Social-Ecological Systems (Routledge, London, 2008) *** Institutions in Environmental Management: Constructing Mental Models and Sustainability (Routledge, London, 1999) *** Promoting Interdisciplinary Research: The Case of the Academy of Finland (Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 2005) *** Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe: Linking Practical and Scientific Knowledge in Social-Ecological Systems (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2006) *** Over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles or book chapters


Member of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, since 2012 *** Academy of Finland senior fellow and visiting scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006 *** World Futures Studies Federation XIII World Conference Editorial Committee’s Special Mention, 1993 *** Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1990-91 *** American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Environmental Science and Engineering fellow, Washington DC, 1990 *** Harold D. Lasswell award for the best article in Policy Sciences, 1990


Professor of environmental protection (esp. environmental strategies and technology assessment), Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1999-2008 *** Director and professor of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1996-9 *** Associate professor of environmental management, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, 1993-6 *** Member of the Council of the University of the Arctic, 1998-2001

Further information on the affiliationProfessor of environmental policy, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Ydinvoiman valitseminen kahlitsee energiapolitiikkaa

    Hukkinen, J. I. 10.11.2014 In : Helsingin Sanomat. p. B10 1 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalE1 Popular article, newspaper article

  2. Suomessa osataan edelleen suomettua

    Hukkinen, J. I. 21.09.2014 In : Helsingin Sanomat. p. C23

    Publication: Contribution to journalE1 Popular article, newspaper article

  3. Heuristics as cognitive tools for pursuing sustainability

    Hukkinen, J. I. & Huutoniemi, K. I. 30.05.2014 Transdisciplinary Sustainability Studies: A Heuristic Approach. Huutoniemi, K. & Tapio, P. (eds.). Routledge, p. 177-193

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

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Latest activities

  1. Reviewer for Journal of Cleaner Production

    Janne Hukkinen (Reviewer), 01.01.201510.02.2015

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Nominee (1 of 7) for Kone Foundation’s 2015 Academic Writing Award (Vuoden Tiedekynä)

    Janne Hukkinen (Recipient), Kone Foundation, 23.01.2015

    Activity: Prizes and awards

  3. Reviewer for Environmental Values

    Janne Hukkinen (Reviewer), 11.02.201505.03.2015

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewPeer review of manuscripts

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Doctor of Philosophy, environmental engineering and policy

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