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.

Teaching and studying based on research

Teaching based on research, the nurturing and maintenance of a learning community and environment of a high standard, and the commitment to providing learning-centred teaching comprise the teaching philosophy of the University of Helsinki, used to fulfil its role as a university. The premise of high quality teaching and studying is their foundation on research. The high standard of teaching provided by the University of Helsinki is characterised by the teachers’ participation in research and the utilisation of the research results produced by the academic community.

Teaching and studying in the UH news

University education for all

The University of Helsinki provides educational opportunities to everyone – from toddlers to senior citizens. The largest group of students is comprised of those pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. At the Open University, anyone can complete university studies around the clock. University education is also provided by the University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+, the Helsinki Summer School and the Science Education Centre.