Research Fields

VTT Research Fields

Last modified: 27. November 2022

Since its establishment, the Department of Rural and Regional Development has been active in many research areas. Among other things, we conduct research on the following research topics:

 • Agricultural policy, agricultural trade, short supply chains

• Research in alternative energy management and climate policy

• Village seminars and village research camps

• Consumer marketing surveys

• Examination of sub-regional/small area, county and regional programs

• Environmental sciences (Landscape use and landscape protection/preservation)

• Research of small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises

• Regional development, local economy, regional development

• Regional research, strategic planning

• Corporate social responsibility, sustainable development

• Rural and regional development

 • Rural studies, rural sociology, rural demography