The University’s key financial figures

In 2019 the University’s operating result, or the result without taking investment activities into account, was €35 million in deficit. This result is in line with the budget and forecasts. Last year investments, or the price changes of securities, were so profitable that the University’s overall result was €15 million in the black. 

At the end of 2019, the number of employees was a little over 8,100, of whom more than 4,600 were teachers and researchers. Staff costs constituted almost two-thirds of overall expenses. Another considerable expense are the facilities required for studying, research and other activities.

Forecast made before the coronavirus crisis.

University of Helsinki operating result 2010-2019 and forecast for 2020-2023


Revenues and expenses 2019

Sources of total income 2019