University of Helsinki is ranked high in comparison with the world's research universities.
About our research
Find our researchers, research groups and research infrastructures.
Strategic research areas
During the strategic period 2017–2020, the University seeks to meet four major challenges: the digital world, ageing and health, globalisation and sustainable development.
At the University of Helsinki, we increasingly make the results of our research available to all of society to be used as a shared knowledge base.
Highly cited researchers
The quality and impact of scientific research is increasingly measured by calculating and analysing how researchers cite each other’s work.
Centres of excellence
Of the 12 centres of excellence selected by the Academy of Finland for 2018–2025, seven are coordinated by the University of Helsinki.
Research funded by European Research Council ERC
The University of Helsinki receives competitive research funding annually.
Doctoral education at the University of Helsinki is carried out in four doctoral schools, which offer a total of 32 doctoral programmes.
World-class research environment
Growing number of datasets produced at the University of Helsinki are open and available for shared use. The university develops research infrastructures according to the principles of open science.
The University is available for collaborative research, cooperation projects and funding partnerships – or any appropriate combination of these. The research infrastructures of the university and university’s international networks are also available to its partners.