About the faculty

The internationally esteemed and highly successful Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is Finland’s leading unit of research and teaching in Educational Sciences and Teacher Education.

The Faculty of Educational Sciences is led by the dean. The dean selects vice-deans to support him or her in the development of the Faculty, the implementation of the Strategic Plan of the University and the promotion of interdepartmental cooperation as determined by the dean.

There are two departments: Department of Educational Sciences, that is responsible for faculty's research and teaching, and Training schools, that is responsible for the two training schools of the university. 

Faculty in numbers

  • 3000 students
  • 650 degrees
  • 500 teaching and research staff
  • 29 professors
  • 500 peer reviewed publications per year