As a student in the Master's Programme in Food Sciences, the Department of Food and Nutrition in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the multidisciplinary Viikki campus will be your home base.
There are altogether four university faculties operating at the campus in the field of agriculture, forestry, bio- and veterinary sciences and pharmacy, as well as several independent research institutes. The campus has more than 6,000 students and employs nearly 1,900 people.
Studying Food Sciences include quite a lot of labwork, and you will get to know our laboratories when you arrive to study in Viikki. Watch this short video about one of our EIT Food Projects to get an idea of a few machines that are available for our students.
Viikki Food Innovations Hub, an innovation hub of research, education and business, is being established at the Viikki Campus area in close cooperation between the University of Helsinki and the City of Helsinki. It will be launched with a theme related to sustainable food under the direction of Professor of Practice Reetta Kivelä, who is known as one of the inventors of pulled oats. Find out more by reading this article.
Helsinki Think Company brings together students, researchers and people interested in entrepreneurship. One of their workspaces is at the Viikki campus offering free co-working spaces, boot camps, idea accelerator programmes, hackathons, mentoring and a community of like-minded individuals.