About us

The University of Helsinki in brief

The University of Helsinki is Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution. Since 1640, it has contributed to the establishment of a fair and equal society that is considered the best in the world according to a number of indicators. Today, this multidisciplinary academic community solves problems that concern all of us, also on the global scale. A community of 40,000 students and employees is diversely open, comprehensively quality conscious and joyfully serious. Internationalisation means many things for us. Together we create solutions that will shape the future of our planet and all of humanity.

Strategy and values

The strategic plan is founded on the University’s shared values of truth, Bildung, freedom and inclusivity, which steer the University community's everyday activities and interaction.

Open positions and career options