Information about the faculty
The Faculty of Medicine is a high-quality multidisciplinary and international teaching and research organisation. Our activities help to further develop world-class Finnish healthcare. At the Faculty of Medicine, all activities are based on responsibility and sustainability.

There have not been any significant changes in the number of person years within the Faculty during the last 3 years. For genders, the number of women is considerably higher than men (61,1% vs. 38,9%). Professors 119, associate professors 16 (out of which 11 second stage) and academy professors 2. There are also two nominated working life professors within the faculty.


The Medical Faculty publications represent approx. a third of the Helsinki University publications as a whole. The major part of the publications have been made in cooperation with HUS (Helsinki University Hospital). The number of publications is increasing every year within the Faculty. In addition the number of publications within open access channels and parallel publishings has incresed.


At the Faculty of Medicine there are five basic educational degree programmes

  • Dentistry
  • Logopedics
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Translational degree programme

In addition, the faculty of medicine offers medical specialist training, dental specialist training, psychotherapist training, spcialist psychologist training, specialist training in general practice as well as supplementary training for specialist doctors.


432 basic level degrees were taken, out which 92 were lower level degrees and 340 higher level degrees within following educational programs:

  • Dentistry program
  • Logopedics program
  • Medical program
  • Psychology program
  • Translational medical program

Other degrees

  • Specialist medical – and dentistry programs during 2020 –  in all 273 examinations were taken
  • In addition 90 psychotherapists and 8 specialist psychologists took their exams during 2020

The major part of the Faculty’s funding consists of additional funding. The largest financiers are The Finnish Academy (22%) and different domestic financiers (including foundations) (18%).