Strategic plan 2021–2030

Strategic plan 2021–2030
The University of Helsinki is a community of research and learning based on courageous thought and dialogue, where groundbreaking basic research, open-minded curiosity and cooperation create opportunities for solving global challenges.
The University of Helsinki is a community of research and learning based on courageous thought and dialogue, where groundbreaking basic research, open-minded curiosity and cooperation create opportunities for solving global challenges.

With the power of knowledge – for the world

In 2030, the University will be one of the leading universities in the world. We will be a nationally and internationally recognised stronghold of edification. Our success will be based on in-depth and innovative discipline-specific knowledge, interdisciplinary research and teaching of a high standard.

For the first time, the strategic plan of the University of Helsinki has been formulated for a decade, drawing from the contributions of the entire University community, as well as stakeholders such as alumni and decision-makers.

The strategic plan is founded on the University’s shared values of truth, Bildung, freedom and inclusivity, which steer the University community's everyday activities and interaction. Shared efforts are guided by four strategic focus areas and objectives for what the University aims to achieve by 2030.

Read the Strategic Plan of the University of Helsinki 2021–2030 online or download it as a PDF file.

Where will we be in 2030?

In 2030, the University will be one of the world's leading universities. We will be a nationally and internationally recognised stronghold of edification. We will generate understanding through research and teaching for the benefit of the global community. As a result, research-based knowledge will increasingly be used to support societal decision-making.