Alumni Groups

The University’s former students have established discipline- and field-specific alumni groups, which operate independently or as part of the University’s Alumni Association. The groups can consist of students who have studied a particular discipline (e.g., economics or theology), students who studied in a particular period or alumni interested in a specific topic (e.g., women’s studies, conferment ceremonies or the Helsinki University Museum). The groups may be registered or unregistered communities. Members of the Alumni Association can join the groups when paying their membership fee.

The purpose of the Biotekniikan alumnit group is to enable communications among biotechnology alumni as well as between alumni and current students, and to support contacts between employers, alumni and current students. The group organises evening get-togethers to allow members to establish new contacts. The group has approximately 30 members.

How to join? The group welcomes all those who have studied biotechnology at the University of Helsinki or in the HEBIOT programme. No membership fee

The Helsingin yliopiston professorien puolisot ry association for the spouses of University of Helsinki professors organises talks, excursions and visits, helps the spouses of professors become acquainted with each other, and works for the benefit of the University of Helsinki and related communities.

The association has established a fund at the University of Helsinki to support disabled students with annual grants. The association has approximately 150 members. The members are welcome to attend the association’s events together with a companion.

How to join? If you wish to become a member of both the association for the spouses of University of Helsinki professors and the Alumni Association in 2018, you can pay a double membership fee of €48, which includes the membership fees of both associations, thus saving you €8.

Helsingin yliopistomuseon ystävät (HYMY) is a group of alumni who are interested in and wish to support the University of Helsinki Museum. All alumni are welcome to join the group. The group has approximately 120 members.

How to join? The group is part of the Alumni Association and operates with its support. No membership fee

The Historia-alumnit/Historia-alumner association was established in 2015 to promote communication and networking among those who have studied history disciplines at the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Arts. To this end, the association organises meetings for its members and coordinates cooperation between history disciplines and student organisations.

How to join? New members are charged a fee of €5 to join the association. The payment information will be sent once the association’s board has approved the prospective member.

The Teologian alumnit ry association brings together alumni who have completed a degree at the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Theology. The association promotes communication between alumni as well as between alumni and students. The association has approximately 50 members.

How to join? If you wish to become a member of both the association for theology alumni and the Alumni Association in 2018, you can pay a double membership fee of €41, which includes the membership fees of both associations, thus saving you €10.

The Promootion ystävät group is open to all who have served as a conferment committee member, official or herald of the University’s Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences or Faculty of Theology. The group members regularly receive information on matters related to conferment ceremonies. The group has approximately 140 members.

An application drawn up within the Alumni Association led to the tradition of Master’s conferment ceremonies being added to the Finnish list of intangible cultural heritage in recognition of the significance and unique nature of the tradition. The list is associated with UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture can propose items added to the list for inclusion on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.

How to join? The group is part of the Alumni Association and operates with its support. No membership fee

The purpose of the HYY-Seniorit association is to bring together those who have served in the University of Helsinki Student Union (HYY) or the HYY Group as chairs, deputy chairs, board members and officials. Those who have served in the above positions or have been otherwise actively involved in the Student Union’s activities can join the association. The association has approximately 100 members.

How to join? If you wish to become a member of both the HYY-Seniorit association and the Alumni Association in 2018, you can pay a double membership fee of €48, which includes the membership fees of both associations, thus saving you €8.

The alumni activities in computer science began at the University of Helsinki in autumn 2008 when a group of former students established an alumni association at the TKO-äly student association’s 20th anniversary celebration on 22 November 2008 at the Old Student House. The purpose of the TKT-alumni ry association is to bring together the University of Helsinki’s former computer science students, enable them to network, and promote cooperation between alumni, teachers, students and researchers. The alumni activities benefit all parties as well as the wider community.

The association organises monthly alumni activities as well as activities aimed at a wider target audience, such as public events and mentoring (the latter together with the University).

How to join? The association is open to all who have studied computer science at the University of Helsinki and consider themselves alumni. Staff are also welcome to join the network. Membership is free of charge! The TKT-alumni association has agreed on cooperation with the Alumni Association. No membership fee other than the regular Alumni Association membership fee

The University’s economics graduates have established the Kansantaloustieteen alumnit Helsingin yliopistossa ry association to maintain interaction between the alumni and the discipline of economics and develop practices that promote such efforts. The purpose of the association is to strengthen and monitor the development of the discipline of economics. The association develops approaches that support the general objectives of the University’s economics discipline as an academic unit of teaching, research and public engagement. The association has approximately 250 members.

How to join? If you wish to become a member of both the association of economics alumni and the Alumni Association in 2018, you can pay a double membership fee of €48, which includes the membership fees of both associations, thus saving you €8.

The Voimistelulaitosryhmä group is open to all gymnastics teachers who have studied in the University of Helsinki’s gymnastics department. The purpose of the group is to enable former students of the department to keep in contact with each other, highlight the significance of the department’s work for Finnish sports education and emphasise the role of sports and health education in general wellbeing. The group has approximately 50 members.

How to join? The group is part of the Alumni Association and operates with its support. No membership fee

The Kristiinan ystävät group is named after the University of Helsinki’s first women’s studies unit, the Christina Institute, and brings together former students and teachers of women’s and gender studies as well as alumni who have influenced the development of the field or are interested in it. The group has approximately 100 members.

How to join? The group is part of the Alumni Association and operates with its support. No membership fee

The Soc&koms Vänner r.f. association acts as a link between current and former students and staff of the University of Helsinki’s Swedish School of Social Science as well as others involved in the field of the association. The association organises several events each year.

How to join? The membership fee is €20. If you wish to become a member of both the group and the Alumni Association in 2018, you can pay a double membership fee of €48, which includes the membership fees of both associations, thus saving you €8.

The SNÄf alumner group is intended for those who have been actively involved in the delegation and/or board of Svenska Nationer och Ämnesföreningar (SNÄf).

How to join? The group is part of the Alumni Association and operates with its support. No membership fee other than the regular Alumni Association membership fee