Understanding the work–life ba­lance

The University of Helsinki provides flexible work arrangements. We help you to divide your energy between your personal and work life.

The University of Helsinki is a family-friendly employer. To support the balance of work and family, Finnish legislation guarantees employees time off when they have small children.

Support for talent and career development

The University of Helsinki has a talent management plan detailing digital skills, inclusive leadership, community spirit and service skills. We support all staff in developing these skills and pay special attention to supervisor competence.                                                  

Excel­lent sup­port ser­vices for staff

University Services helps the international University community to focus on research, teaching, studies and community relations. Our friendly staff helps you in various ways.

Health care and in­su­rance

The University of Helsinki invests in the welfare of its employees by offering preventative occupational health services and general medical care. All University of Helsinki employees are also insured for work-related travel and accidents.

Lunch discounts

The student cafeteria Unicafe operates on all campuses and offers lunch at a reduced price to University of Helsinki staff. Various shops and restaurants offer a discount to University of Helsinki staff.

Each University of Helsinki employee automatically belongs to a pension scheme. A pension contribution is automatically withheld from the monthly salary of each employee.

Well­being and sport

The University strives to foster trust and a communal and positive atmosphere in its work communities. The wellbeing of staff is one of the University’s strategic goals.

The University offers a range of different wellbeing and sport services. Each campus has its own gym facilities and offers fresh environments to participate in exotic Nordic outdoor activities. Unisport, an exercise service provider owned jointly by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, offers a wide range of low-cost exercise services on all campuses. University of Helsinki staff can enjoy the services at a reduced price.