Research focuses

There are several multidisciplinary research projects under way at the Faculty of Science, which are being carried out in cooperation with the research institutes on the science campus and with other faculties, universities, and corporations. The role of computer science within these projects is to develop the basic methods of the discipline in strategic areas and to collaborate in depth with other disciplines.

The study tracks within the Master’s programme cover a considerable part of the strategic focus areas of computer science research at the University of Helsinki: algorithms, data analysis and machine learning, networking and services, software systems, bioinformatics, and data science.

Computer science is part of three Finnish Academy centres of excellence: for computational inference, inversion problems, and cancer genetics. These units represent the collaboration between computer science and other disciplines.

Computer science has coordinated the long-lived Algodan centre of excellence, which has been the basis for many current research groups.

Postgraduate studies

After completing the MSc degree, you can apply for a doctoral programme at the University of Helsinki and at other universities in Finland or abroad. Suitable doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki are, for example:

The Doctoral Programme in Computer Science

The Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Statistics

For more information, please see the Doctoral Education at the University of Helsinki website.