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.
Jari Lavonen: The Finnish education system cannot be copied, but parts of it can be exported
Finnish education is in demand internationally. Education export is an effective way of solving challenges and building a better future.
Salla Jokela: Future challenges are so complex that solving them requires multidisciplinary groups, collaboration and new kinds of learning
There is no discipline that can single-handedly solve extensive problems such as climate change, which is why researchers and experts must be...
Kirsti Lonka: Education lifted Finland out of poverty, but we need to keep developing to remain at the cutting edge
An equal school system, a science-based teacher training programme and a high regard for teachers. These are the ingredients that make Finland's...
Jenni Vartiainen: Play-based science education raises children to be active and critical
If science education were more firmly integrated into early education, children from different backgrounds would be even more equal in adopting...
Jani Holopainen: Technology helps turn learning into a personalised experience that leaves a strong memory trace
The more concrete the approach you can take to a complex topic, the wider the potential audience that can master that topic. At its best,...
Biodiversity researchers produce a video series for schoolkids
Finland is one of the leading countries in environmental change research, and when you are talking about the future of the world, the most...
Carry on learning!
The acquisition and updating of skills is vital now and in the future. Be open to new thinking!
Teachers disseminate the latest climate research around the world
How to talk about climate change to pupils in school? In early August, 30 teachers from more than 20 countries arrived in Finland for a week-...
How to make the world sustainable? Online course for change managers opens
The cross-disciplinary online course Leadership for sustainable change will launch on Tuesday, September the 3rd.
“You don’t need to compete at the University, since you’re pursuing a degree for yourself”
According to Tiina Airaksinen, a distinguished university lecturer, headstrong students carving their own personal path brighten up the teacher’...
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.
HEI Schools named top-100 in global education
The Finnish-based preschool model was selected from over 1,000 participants as one of the most innovative educational platforms in the world...
Finland is challenging the entire world to understand AI by offering a completely free online course - initiative got 1 % of the Finnish population to study the basics
The University of Helsinki and Reaktor presented an open artificial intelligence challenge in May. Its first goal was to educate one per cent of...
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.
For Children, the Youth and the Families
We offer children and young people, and sometimes the whole family, opportunities to participate in science clubs, camps and workshops – or...
Doctoral education at the University of Helsinki is carried out in four doctoral schools, which offer a total of 32 doctoral programmes...