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University of Helsinki Annual Report 2004

Liisa Parviainen


Veikko Somerpuro

Valtasana Oy


University of Helsinki
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FIN-00014 Helsingin yliopisto
Tel. +358 9 1911

Annual Report 2005

University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki - the leading multidisciplinary university in Finland

The University of Helsinki is the largest university in Finland with the widest range of disciplines. It is also the only Finnish university invited to the League of European Research Universities, an association of the best research-intensive universities of Europe.

University of Helsinki in a nutshell:

established in Turku 1640, moved to Helsinki in 1828
main tasks: research, teaching and societal interaction
bilingual (Finnish and Swedish), tuition also provided in English
11 faculties and 18 independent institutes
38,000 degree students, 57,000 continuing education and Open University students
7,600 employees, of whom 3,700 are researchers and teachers
operates on four campuses in Helsinki and 20 other locations throughout Finland
aims to establish its position as one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe
administration: Chancellor Kari Raivio, Rector Ilkka Niiniluoto, Vice-Rectors Hannele Niemi, Mauno Kosonen, Marja Makarow and Thomas Wilhelmsson, Head of Administration Kari Suokko

Events in 2005

The University of Helsinki celebrated its 365th anniversary

60th anniversary of the Faculty of Social Sciences

50th anniversary of the Department of Education

25th anniversary of VITRI

20th anniversary of the University of the Third Age

15th anniversary of the Centre for Microfilming and Conservation

The Faculty of Theology held its conferment ceremony

The Learning Centre Minerva was inaugurated in the City centre campus

The new building for veterinary medicine and food technology was inaugurated in Viikki

The topping-out ceremony of the new University Veterinary Hospital was held in Viikki

The architecture competition for the new building on the Kumpula Campus was completed

The degree structure reform was adopted in August

An Equality Plan and a research ethics action plan were drawn up for the University

The evaluations of research and administration were completed