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
Up north on the top of the world, there is an innovative centre of science and thinking. One of the best multidisciplinary...
Professors and teachers
University of Helsinki celebrates new professors twice a year towards the end of term. By tradition Inauguration is always a Wednesday,...
Professors of practice
A holder of a doctoral degree with professional merits and experience of particular significance from outside the academic world that...
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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