University of Helsinki is ranked high in comparison with the world's research universities.
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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.
Highly cited researchers at the University of Helsinki, Centres of Excellence selected by the Academy of Finland and projects funded by the European Research Council.
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.
A growing number of datasets produced at the University of Helsinki are open and available for shared use. We develop research infrastructures according to the principles of open science.
Services for researchers
The research support services pave the way for smooth research work and save time for research.
The University of Helsinki is Finland's most important provider of research infrastructures and a significant institution on the European scale.
We make the results of our research available to all of society to be used as a shared knowledge base.
The University of Helsinki is available for collaborative research, cooperation projects and funding partnerships – or any appropriate combination of these. The research infrastructures of the University and the University’s international networks are also available to its partners.
Owned by the University of Helsinki, Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd (HIS) evaluates the commercial significance of research ideas and can help researchers with matters such as finding funding for the preparation of commercialisation, licensing, applying for patents and establishing spinout companies. HIS can also help companies find investors and leadership staff.