Giving day 16.4.2018
Giving Day challenges everyone to support research and studying at the University of Helsinki. Every donation is important in supporting science and helping researchers and teachers to work towards a better world.
Make a donation that makes a difference
Giving Day is a fundraising event to support the University of Helsinki’s research. This year, donations from the day will be allocated to solve sustainable development challenges through research. Climate change, poverty, urbanisation and the loss of biodiversity are the most acute sustainability issues of our time, and we need systematic, multidisciplinary research to solve them. By donating to the University of Helsinki, you are helping us solve the problems of sustainable development. The donations give us the opportunity to seize new research areas which would otherwise be beyond our grasp.
By donating to research, you are helping the University of Helsinki build a more sustainable future through education and research. Choose how much to donate online, or donate ten euros through SMS by texting HY to 16499.
Every donation counts
We are inviting friends of the University of Helsinki to work for the best of the world. Even a small sum can have a big impact. Our goal is to bring together a record-breaking number of donors to support science and research – please join us!
Join the campaign
The University of Helsinki community participates in the Giving Day campaign to spread the word in support of science, research and studies. Together we can spread the word about the importance of donations in supporting science.
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science
The University of Helsinki wants to be known as an active agent in solving sustainability issues. In the University’s strategy for 2017–2020, sustainable development has accordingly been selected as one of the main global challenges which the University intends to address. That is the reason why university established Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) to help solve global sustainability issues. The exceptionally multidisciplinary research of HELSUS connects approximately 50 existing professors and nearly 150 other researchers from the six faculties of the University of Helsinki as well as from its partner institutions in different sectors of society.
A more sustainable future
We need systematic, multidisciplinary research to solve the global sustainability issues. How is the University of Helsinki solving the sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow? Read about our cutting-edge research!
Consumption and production
Sustainable bio-production and use of natural resources are in a key role in achieving sustainability transformations. How should we reorganize the production and consumption within the planetary boundaries?
Our Beloved Baltic Sea
Time has shown that nature is vulnerable and the Baltic Sea has been in a bad condition for a very long time. With the help of science, a new course of development has been set for the Baltic Sea with gradual improvements in its state.
Changes in the Arctic will not only affect local people, permafrost and ecosystems but also the rest of the world as the Arctic plays a special role in the global climate system.
Global sustainability challenges cannot be solved without enhancing the transformation pathways in the Global South that are intricately linked to the development trajectories in the rest of the world.
Urbanized areas cover only a fraction of the Earth’s surface but their vast human populations determine the future of our societies.
Sustainability research at the University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki conducts a wide variety of research intending to solve the challenges of sustainable development. Read the latest news about sustainability research!
Acts for better world
Noteworthy donation promotes sustainability science and Baltic Sea research at the University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki has received a donation of one million euros, enabling new openings in both sustainability science and Baltic Sea research. This significant donation to the University was made by alumnus Heidi Andersson.
Science is a key to the wellbeing of nature and society
The Weisell Foundation has donated €100,000 to the natural sciences at the University of Helsinki. The Weisell Foundation promotes scientific research, education, environmental protection, marine safety and cultural heritage research in marine environment
Master Class - Sustainable solutions to real-life challenges
Master Class is a multidisciplinary, challenge-based University of Helsinki program for students, young researchers and professionals. The unique program serves as a co-creation platform to develop sustainable, hands-on solutions to real-life challenges.