University of Helsinki

In the future, education will be open to all, inclusive and student-oriented. At the University of Helsinki, the future of education is already here. The expertise of the University's specialists in education is based on knowledge, research and teaching in practice.

The University of Helsinki is an international academic community with more than 40,000 students and members of staff. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and in 17 other localities in Finland. The University accommodates 11 faculties, several independent research-oriented institutes, multidisciplinary research networks and campus units, as well as units attending to duties of a national authority.


Modern university instruction is diverse: groups of varying sizes, individualised guidance and supervision as well as interactive contact and remote teaching. Teaching that is always based on research is being developed into an increasingly open, inclusive and student-oriented direction by employing the opportunities provided by digitalisation.

 A network of top-level teachers and specialists in university pedagogy support all teachers at the University in developing teaching and learning environments. The University of Helsinki has a significant role in the development of the Finnish education system and teacher training. Global success has created a high demand for our specialists on the rapidly growing international education market.


The University of Helsinki is a renowned research university offering careers possibilities for 8,000 people, with a range of open positions in teaching and research as well as service and expert roles. We offer excellent support services and employee benefits to all our staff.

Learning Outcomes

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.


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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. 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.

University of Helsinki


The best solutions for global challenges are born out of cooperation. We invite alumni, foundations, businesses and organisations to join us in building a better future through education and research.

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