People

People
Get to know our experts, staff and other members of the University community.
Get to know our experts, staff and other members of the University community.

Experts and top-level re­search­ers

The University of Helsinki is filled with experts at the top of their field, frequently cited scholars and skilled speakers, who explore a range of topics by employing a wide range of approaches, some of them reaching the global top in their field. Whether looking for a particular person or just getting to know our staff and researchers, our people finder and lists of experts help you find what you are looking for.

Professors and teachers

Several new professors assume their position at the University of Helsinki every year, exploring topical matters affecting the development of the world. Their brief inaugural lectures can be attended by all every six months. The titles of docent and professor of practice are both scholarly honours. The academic title of docent is awarded in recognition of scientific and teaching merits, while the title of professor of practice is not based on academic achievements, but particularly significant experience and merits gained in professional life. All professors of practice are holders of a doctoral degree.

Students

The students of the University of Helsinki are talented, intelligent and thirsty for knowledge. Find out more about them and their lives to get a glimpse of student life in the Finnish capital.

University management

The highest decision-making body of the University of Helsinki is the Board. The University is managed by the rector, vice-rectors and unit directors. The chancellor is responsible for promoting science and the University’s public engagement, as well as overseeing the University’s interests and activities.