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University of Helsinki Annual Report 2004

Heidi Haapalainen


Veikko Somerpuro

Valtasana Oy


University of Helsinki
P.O.Box 33, Yliopistonkatu 4
FIN-00014 Helsingin yliopisto
Tel. +358 9 1911

Annual Report 2007

University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki - the leading multidisciplinary university in Finland

The University of Helsinki generates new scientific thinking and knowledge through research of a high international standard and education and collaboration based on such research, and communicates these throughout society to increase society’s wellbeing. The University has a particular focus on research and researcher training.

University of Helsinki in a nutshell

  • Established in Turku 1640, moved to Helsinki in 1828
  • Bilingual (Finnish and Swedish), tuition also provided in English
  • 11 faculties and 18 independent institutes
  • 38,400 degree students, 45,000 continuing education and Open University students
  • 7,900 employees, of whom 3,900 are researchers and teachers
  • Operates on four campuses in Helsinki and 19 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, Johanna Björkroth and Thomas Wilhelmsson, Head of Administration Kari Suokko