Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Helsinki is the leading teaching and research unit in its field in Finland. The Department offers very good possibilities for basic and post-graduate studies in several areas of Chemistry. Research at the Department of Chemistry is of the highest international level. The current focus areas are Materials Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry.









To the top with chemistry

Out of the multidisciplinary Universities of the world, University of Helsinki is among the highest-ranking ones. Currently holding Top 80 -position* on the Shanghai List, the aim of University of Helsinki is to become one of the top 50 Universities in the world.

*) Among the best in university rankings

Erasmus+ exchange programme provides grants for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education and training. The programme gives opportunities to both students and staff to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability.
Eurobachelor and Euromaster labels are intended to promote international recognition of the degree qualification and to document the willingness of the institution to participate fully in the European Higher Education Area. Labels were awarded by the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association ECTN.
The CHE – Centre for Higher Education Development has launched a "Ranking of Excellent European Graduate Programmes" for the disciplines of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. The ranking is designed to support the search for a higher education institution (HEI) suitable for master or doctoral programmes.
Master's Degree Programme on Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry (ASC) is a European Joint Degree programme, which aims to educate graduates who will have the required expertise to become spectroscopy professionals of a high standard.

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ChemistryNews Alumni Edition 2014


From Birch to Catwalk

14.3.2014Fashion show includes dress knitted out of birch cellulose fibre

Alumni evening in March 20th, 2014

10.3.2014As an alumnus of the University of Helsinki and its Faculty of Science, you are a member of the largest academic society in Finland

The application session is open until March 15th, 2014

20.1.2014Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry (ASC) Master’s degree programme

Rheology Award to PhD Jukka Niskanen

13.6.2013Nordic Rheology Society, NRS, awarded PhD Jukka Niskanen


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