University of Helsinki
Research, teaching and public engagement: the mission of the University of Helsinki is to produce research-based knowledge for the benefit of the whole world. Get to know us and join us in creating a better tomorrow!
The University of Helsinki is Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution. Since 1640, it has contributed to the establishment of a fair and equal society that is considered the best in the world according to a number of indicators. Today, this multidisciplinary academic community solves problems that concern all of us, also on the global scale. A community of 40,000 students and employees is diversely open, comprehensively quality conscious and joyfully serious. Internationalisation means many things for us. Together we create solutions that will shape the future of our planet and all of humanity.
Units and Faculties
The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary academic community composed of 11 faculties, independent institutes, service units and several research centres and stations.
Modern university is diverse: groups of varying sizes, individualised guidance and supervision as well as interactive contact and remote teaching. Teaching is research-based, increasingly open, inclusive and student-oriented.
Careers at the University
A working community of over 8,000 people provides career advancement opportunities in teaching and research, as well as in service and expert positions.
Find all the open positions at the University of Helsinki – teaching, research, leadership and a variety of admin positions.
The University of Helsinki is an influential force both in Finland and globally, whose interests are overseen by the rector, chancellor and the University management.
The finances of the University of Helsinki are determined by the number of degrees and publications, as well as funding allocated to the University, donations and income generated by its own assets.
Success in university rankings
International university rankings are based on the assessment of research and teaching conducted at universities as well as their reputation. In these rankings, the University of Helsinki is placed among the top percentile globally.
Our Strategic plan 2021–2030
The University of Helsinki is a community of research and learning based on courageous thought and dialogue, where groundbreaking basic research, open-minded curiosity and cooperation create opportunities for solving global challenges.
The University of Helsinki actively develops society, engenders welfare and solves global challenges. Our operations are thoroughly guided by social responsibility. We are committed to promoting sustainable development in research, teaching and public engagement.
Get in touch
The University of Helsinki actively engages with the wider society. Journalists can contact the University’s media services by phone and make use of its lists of experts. Think Corner and other destinations offer topical discussions and scientific experiences, while the Archives and Registry unit provides services related to documents.
For the media
We are happy to help representatives of the media in all questions related to the University of Helsinki and research. Please contact our communications specialists!
Coming to a conference?
Useful information and helpful tips to make your conference trip to the University of Helsinki as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Attractions at the University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki offers a range of destinations which are ideal for both shorter and longer visits. Think Corner is a cradle of research open to all and an active living room for the public in the centre of Helsinki.