The Faculty of Medicine alumni include former students and employees. The Faculty’s goal is to establish an extensive community with alumni of all ages. Being an alumnus or an alumna entails a spirit of community, collegiality and pride in one’s alma mater. As an alumnus or an alumna, you can contribute to the success of the University of Helsinki and its Faculty of Medicine.

Read about the various activities of the University of Helsinki alumni on the For Alumni webpage.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki has a tradition to give recognition to its alumni, who have taken active role in public discussion and building society. The Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Medicine have conducted socially meaningful work and this way linked the fields of the faculty more widely to the community.

Thank you for all nominations! The Alumnus/a of the Year 2021 for the Faculty of Medicine will be published later on during the year.

The Alumnus of the Year 2020 for the Faculty of Medicine is specialist and emeritus professor in Psychiatry, Jouko Lönnqvist. He is still active in consulting organizations and their leadership, as well as works as emeritus professor for both University of Helsinki and National Institute for health and welfare (THL). Read more

Portrait at spotlight is a series where the Faculty of Medicine introduces portraits of remarkable actors of the faculty. The new Portrait at the spotlight is annually revealed at the Anniversary Day in the end of January. Read more

Connect with the University by registering for free as a member of Helsinki Alumni community.

Take advantage of your alumni benefits! Stay sharp by reading science news, network across disciplines at alumni events, strengthen your competence through continuing education. We currently total more than 31,000, making us Finland’s largest network of experts.

Vice-dean in charge of community relations and fundraising

Kari Reijula
tel. +358 2941 40626

Liaison manager for alumni and stakeholder relations

Leena Salmio
tel. +358 29 41 24300

Meilahti morning seminars introduce interesting topics on the field

The Meilahti morning seminars (previous: AMCH medical science seminars) offer a platform for interesting discussions on relevant topics on the field. During the expectional time with Covid-19 these events are not arranged regularly. Information will be updated here when next seminars are confirmed.

The Anniversary Day of the Faculty of Medicine

In the coming year the Anniversary Day of the Faculty of Medicine will take place online on January 27, 2021. The registration to the events of the day will open in December 2020.

HiLIFE webinars

Given the extraordinary circumstances that restrict travel and personal contact, the Biomedicum Helsinki and Viikki Monday seminars have joined forces and organize together HiLIFE Webinars. During fall 2020 and spring 2021 HiLIFE webinars continue the tradition of inviting outstanding, international scientists to present their work to the broad audience of the life science community.
Read more about the HiLIFE webinars online.

Studia Medicina lecture series
The Faculty of Medicine cooperates with the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa and the Biomedicum Helsinki Foundation in arranging the Studia Medicina lecture series, which is open to all interested. The lectures with varying themes are organised about every two months in the autumn and spring terms. Information about the lectures will be disseminated through the organisers’ websites and newspaper ads. More information on Studia Medicina online.

Meilahti (AMCH) morning sessions

The latest morning seminar took place on November 29, 2019. Participants got an opportunity to discuss about educational practices and development as well as specialisation education as HUS - UH Faculty of Medicine cooperation.

Women in Life Science Symposium 28.5.2019

Nine scientists from the University of Helsinki gave short talks of their research and a final discussion about women in science closed the event. Please, find more information in the program attached, in flamma  or in Facebook.

Organizer's blog