The University of Helsinki in brief

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.

For the world

As a multidisciplinary university, the University of Helsinki seeks solutions to problems that involve each and every one of us. Our radical openness combined with active, international co-operation make the University of Helsinki’s impact global. We passionately believe that with the power of thought we can change attitudes, people and society – for the world.

With the Power of Thought for the World – University of Helsinki

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