Profile-building programmes, research networks and projects

We contribute actively to profile-building programmes at the University of Helsinki funded by the Academy of Finland. Our Faculty is part of a number of national and international research networks.
Profile-building programmes

The Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE is a multidisciplinary research institute that launched its operations in 2017.

The Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS combines research and education related to sustainability science at seven faculties.

The Thriving Nature project promotes top-level research on resilience, a biological process critical to surviving climate change.

UH Brain – Understanding the Human Brain is a strategic profile-building area of the University of Helsinki focused on brain research.

Research networks

Our Faculty is closely involved in the Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS). ViPS operates in a stimulating and high-impact research environment on Viikki Campus. ViPS integrates researchers specialised in basic and applied research on the campus, develops the utilisation of bioinformatics and related services, as well as encourages campus researchers to embark on new collaborative projects.

The Lahti research and teaching network, which specialises particularly in urban studies, and the three biological stations in Lammi, Kilpisjärvi and Tvärminne are an important element of the Faculty’s operating environment.

within the framework of the strategic partnership between the University of Helsinki and Stockholm University.

Research infrastructure networks
Research groups