LYY Institute

The Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY)

We are a network organisation based at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) founded in 2011.  Our network combines social and cultural scientific expertise for the analysis of environmental and climate challenges, the exploitation of various natural resources such as forests, minerals, and water, and possible societal paths towards sustainability.

LYY’s objective is to strengthen multidisciplinary research and education on the environment and sustainable natural resource use from the perspectives of social and cultural sciences. Inside the UEF, it is one of the key actors for the UEF’s profile area ‘Environmental change and sustainable use of natural resources’. LYY is the biggest centre of social-scientific research on natural resources within the Finnish universities.


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