The philosophy disciplines of the University of Helsinki (practical philosophy, theoretical philosophy, and Swedish-language philosophy) meet the highest international standards. In 2017 the philosophy disciplines rose to 25th place in the QS ranking of universities worldwide. This means that philosophy at the University of Helsinki is Finland’s leading academic discipline and ranks third among universities in non-English speaking countries.
TINT – Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
The Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences collaborates closely with the discipline of social and moral philosophy. TINT researchers focus particularly on issues of social ontology, the philosophy of the social sciences and the philosophy of science.
TINT is the world’s largest research unit in its field and conducts internationally esteemed research. The discipline of social and moral philosophy and TINT together provide an ideal environment for research and study to students and researchers interested in social, social scientific and ethical issues as well as the philosophy of science.
Practical philosophy graduates are employed in a wide range of positions. Most work as researchers and teachers at institutions of higher education, general upper secondary school and other educational institutions. Others work, for example, as journalists and communications specialists as well as in administrative and planning positions.