University of Helsinki


The University of Helsinki is a versatile, multidisciplinary university in the vibrant city of Helsinki.

Teaching is based on research, and both teaching and research are of the highest standard. Our students rank the technology, learning spaces, and above all, our laboratories to top positions globally.

The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations in Finland.

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Facts and figures

Year Established 1640
Total Number of Staff 7800
Number of Academic Staff 4000
Number of Students 31200
Focus Areas

The basic structure, materials and natural resources of the physical world
The basic structure of life
The changing environment – clean water
The thinking and learning human being
Welfare and safety
Clinical research
Precise reasoning
Language and culture
Social justice
Globalisation and social change

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Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Journalism and information (broad programmes)
Law (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Veterinary (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)