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University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts


Contact Information:

Faculty office:
Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor
Faculty of Arts
PO Box 3
00014 University of Helsinki

Phone: +358-(0)9-1911 (exchange)
Fax: +358-(0)9-191 23100
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Welcome to the Faculty of Arts!


The Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki is Finland’s oldest and largest institution for teaching and research in the humanities. It offers a wide range of fields of study and international contacts.

Major investment on digital humanities in Finland

  Finland's first professorship in research on digital resources has been established within the discipline of language technology at the Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki.

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Finding the ancient in a virtual world

  Founded ten years ago this August, Rovio Entertainment seems like quite the Methuselah compared to its contemporary competitors. A decade is an eternity in the games industry.

Researchers do their best to keep up and find what makes the culture tick – be their focus on the industry, the gamers themselves or the games they play. Historian Derek Fewster, a self-proclaimed avid gamer, considers Finland a pioneer in research on gaming culture.

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An anthropologist learns by venturing into communities

  “Fingers into the soil,” says Professor Judith Okely, encouraging anthropology researchers in Helsinki.

How should anthropologists approach their object of research? Professor Judith Okely has a clear opinion on this. Her anthropological research on the Romanies in the UK relies on profound involvement in their daily lives.

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Meet our students: Champagne, Coconuts and Explorers – How did a Scandinavian Language student from Belgium end up in Finland?

  Once upon a time in a land far, far away… Well, truth is, far away is Belgium and long ago is also pretty relative. But anyways, many years have passed since I moved to Finland. My name is Pieter and this is my story..

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