The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry is an expert in the responsible use of renewable natural resources both in Finland and worldwide. We focus on the agricultural and forest sciences, food and nutrition, microbiology, as well as on economics and management.
The sustainable use of natural resources is central to solving major future issues, such as how to ensure a sufficient and safe food production for a growing population. The research carried out at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry provides science-based perspectives and means for meeting future challenges in agriculture, food production and forestry. Such challenges arise particularly from climate change and adaptation strategies, other environmental issues, food safety and supply, energy production and saving, as well as shifts in forestry. The goal of research is to promote the sustainable production, use and consumption of renewable natural resources both nationally and globally by integrating approaches from the natural sciences, engineering, economics and social sciences.
The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry participates, among other things, in HiLIFE, HELSUS, HOH, INAR and Thriving Nature - projects, which are the University of Helsinki’s structural profiling initiatives.
Further information about the research and expertise of the University of Helsinki and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry is available in the research portal.
Agricultural and forestry research and teaching at the University of Helsinki ranks among the top 50 for university comparisons in the Nordic countries and Europe, on both sides of the globe. See Faculty in University Rankings.