Up north on the top of the world, there is an innovative centre of science and thinking. One of the best multidisciplinary universities in the world – The University of Helsinki. We are the cradle of Finnish civilization. Since 1640 we have contributed significantly to Finnish prosperity and national identity. We have built a fair and an equal society that by many indicators is considered one of the best in the world. Today we want to share our knowledge and to have a strong global impact.
The University of Helsinki in brief
Facts, figures, story and purpose
The University of Helsinki in numbers
The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of...
The story of the University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki was established in 1640. Ever since, it has played a major role in the construction of the Finnish welfare state...
Three core duties
The University’s core duties are research, teaching and their support through community relations. Research The University of Helsinki aims...
University of Helsinki – With the Power of Thought for the World
The University of Helsinki is an innovative centre of science and thinking. As a multidisciplinary university, we solve challenges that affect us all. We passionately believe that with the power of thought we can change attitudes, people and society – for the world.