Contact Information

The Centre for University Teaching and Learning
Siltavuorenpenger 1 A
P.O. Box 9
00014 University of Helsinki

Welcome to the Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)


    • Promotes and coordinates scholarship of teaching
    • Conducts research on higher education
    • Enhances research-based teaching and evidence-based academic development
    • Provides courses on university pedagogy to teachers and researchers at the University of Helsinki

The Centre’s main tasks are to carry out and support research in the field of University Pedagogy and to coordinate and organise courses on university pedagogy for academic personnel within all disciplines at the University of Helsinki.

The Centre fosters research on learning and teaching in higher education and improves university teachers’ skills and understanding of the factors of successful studying and high quality teaching. Our multidisciplinary research focuses on learning, teaching, learning environments, and practices in Higher Education. Therefore, the Centre cooperates closely with pedagogical experts across the universities nationally and internationally.

The Centre also supports field-specific development efforts in all campuses and plays a strategic role in institution-wide changes at the university.

University pedagogy is a multidisciplinary field that investigates pedagogical activity such as learning, studying, teaching, and assessment in the higher education context. It primarily utilizes psychological, pedagogical, and social psychological knowledge, but it also integrates knowledge from other behavioural and social sciences.