China Alumni Club
The largest international alumni club of the University of Helsinki is China Alumni Club, which is active in Beijing. Nearly 150 alumni have participated in past club events. In Chinese social media service WeChat the club has about 230 followers. There are over 1800 University of Helsinki alumni in China so there is still room for growing.
Join the club

China Alumni Club members gather approximately 2-3 times a year, mainly in Beijing area but also elsewhere, e.g. in Shanghai.

China Alumni Club gives an opportunity to

  • network with researchers in Beijing area
  • stay in contact with the University of Helsinki
  • Chinese and Finnish to network in greated Beijing area
  • meet University of Helsinki top researchers from several brances, e.g. climate research and medicine
  • have contact with the Emabssy and learn more on Finnish community development and possibilities for business between Dinland and China

China Alumni Club organized its first event in October 2016. Embassador Marja Rislakki and University of Helsinki rector Jukka Kola hosted the event.

Would you like to join the club? Contact us through alumni(at)helsinki.fi

China Alumni Club uses WeChat service in communication

UHAlumni Chinese email: UHAlumni_Kiina@qq.com
WeChat account name: 赫大校友会UHAlumni
WeChat username: UHAlumni

The goal for the club

The club's goal is to increase cooperation between China and Finland. University of Helsinki also hopes to grow the number of Chinese students coming to Finland. Also research cooperation between University of Helsinki and Chinese universities is a relevant interest. University of Helsinki has a good reputation among researchers in China but only very few students are familiar with the university.

– The primary and secondary school system of Finland are better know in China than higher education. Many students want to study in English speaking countries. The experiences and personal references of University of Helsinki graduates and exchange students help to promote the University of Helsinki reputation, tells the former general secretary of the China Alumni Club, Li Ying.

Ying has self studied at the University of Helsinki and currently teaches Finnish language and culture in Beijing Foreign Studies university. Ying also is acting as the head of Finnish language and Culture faculty.

– University of Helsinki is a top university but as important fact is that it is located in Finland. Finnish culture is an important factor for students and researchers who apply to the university. Freedom of research, equality, respect of privacy and security are important for Chinese.

Finnish culture is an important factor for students and researchers who apply to the university. Freedom of research, equality, respect of privacy and security are important for Chinese.