About the department Contact Information

The Department of Modern Languages
PO Box 24
00014 University of Helsinki
Unioninkatu 40 B, 6th floor

+358-2-941 24480

nykykielet-toimisto [at] helsinki.fi

The Department of Modern Languages is part of the
Faculty of Arts.

Plans and strategic development targets

The department’s activities are based on internationally recognised research and high-quality teaching founded on the latest research.

The strategic development targets of the department are

  • The expansion of cooperation between disciplines in teaching, research and particularly in postgraduate education
  • The building of contact interfaces and cooperation with other departments in the faculty
  • Increasing the students’ commitment in their studies and department activities in such a way that they complete their studies with high quality and within the target completion time   
  • The improvement of the quality and streamlining of administration, which allows teaching and research staff to concentrate on teaching and research
  • Increasing the amount of supplementary research funding, which is possible by finding more varied funding sources and developing measures that support joint application procedures
  • Increasing the societal visibility of the department through its website and other forms of marketing
  • Enhancing the social appreciation of language and culture experts (in collaboration with the department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Languages and Literature).