University of Helsinki

Research, teaching, international interaction: the University of Helsinki has a duty to carry out research for the benefit of the world. Read more about us, and join us to make a better tomorrow!

Get to know the University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science and research, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640. We have educated nine presidents and thousands of people at the top of politics, science, culture and economics. Not to mention four Nobel prize winners.

Working at the university

Open opportunities and employment policies at the University of Helsinki.

Strategy and Management

We want to share our knowledge and to have a strong global impact. As a multidisciplinary university, we solve challenges that affect us all. Truth, the exploration of new knowledge and boundary-breaking research create opportunities that shape the future of our planet.

Top researchers and teachers

The University of Helsinki is building a better and more sustainable world by involving itself actively in the resolution of global problems. We are known as the pioneer of climate research. Our global air quality measurement network benefits the entire planet. Cancer treatment mechanisms are understood better than ever thanks to our research. Our clinical biobank forms the basis for world-class genetic research. We are the best in the world in teaching teachers and pioneers in understanding big data.

Future Education

In the future, education will be open to all, communal and centred on students. At the University of Helsinki, the future of education is already becoming a reality. The competence of the University’s pedagogical experts is based on knowledge, research and practical teaching. The teachers are offering a new way of thinking for the entire educational sector, furthering Finland’s success in the Programme for International Student Assessment PISA.

Visit the University

We are northern in location, but global in outlook. Come and visit us or join us in our efforts to bring hope for the globe!