In the Faculty of Science, your course opportunities are not limited to the modules offered by your own education programme. You can choose courses from other programmes, both within your own faculty and from the university’s other faculties. The teaching within the data science and the Life Science Informatics Master’s programmes is designed in close cooperation with the computer science Master’s programme.
Thanks to the flexible study rights agreement (the JOO), you can also take courses at other Finnish universities, so it is easy to tailor your degree according to your interests and career plans.
Contacts with working life are important at every stage of the programme. Many computer science students work alongside their studies, and can incorporate this experience in their degrees through the trainee section of the degree. You can develop your own business idea during the university’s entrepreneur courses and at Think Company, which is a new kind of meeting place for students and researchers interested in starting companies, as well as corporate partners in various fields.
In addition, you can participate in research projects through thesis and seminar work, i.e. concrete research work. Writing your MSc thesis in cooperation with a corporation or research organisation is also a good way to improve your working-life abilities.
Computer science at the University of Helsinki participates in the Luma network, spreading programming and digital-society skills to school pupils and the public. The work within Luma includes educating science teachers in computer science to meet schools’ teaching needs. Clubs and camps offer teaching experience in the field to computer science students and teaching students, as well as teachers gaining complementary training.
Computer science at the University of Helsinki has considerable collaboration with corporations in the fields of networks, data security, data science, etc. Within the field of data security there is the Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI-SC); the Nokia Centre for Advanced Research (NCAR) was established in spring 2016 to promote research on data science and networks.
The Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) is a joint research institute of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, which supports and coordinates research collaboration within the field of computer science. The research in computer science in the Helsinki region gains considerable added value and international impact through this collaboration.