University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki

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  • University Offices:
    Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • Telephone:
    +358 (0) 2941 911
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    +358 9 876 4314
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Founded in the city of Turku as Royal Academy of Turku, University of Helsinki came into existence in 1640. Considered as the largest and oldest University of Finland, it is also regarded as one of the prestigious multidisciplinary universities specializing in the area of research. Founding member of League of EU Research Universities, along with Cambridge and Oxford, the University of Helsinki is popular for its high quality research and teaching.

Helsinki operates 4 campuses including- City Center campus, Kumpula Campus, Viikii campus and Meilahti campus. The university today enrolls more than 35,000 students and comprises 11 faculties. Some of the area of primary faculties include- law, Theology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Sciences, Arts and Behavioral Sciences.

The University also offers specialized programs in partnership with Foreign and Finnish Universities. The scope of these full-time 2-year programmes range from 110-120 ECTS credits. Research Institutes within the University include- Christina Institute for Gender Studies, Neuroscience Center, Aleksanteri Institute and Institute of Biotechnology among others.

The major attraction of the university comprises a main library – used by enrolled students for studying and research. Other than this, the University has Helsinki University Museum focusing on the history of the University.

Notable alumni of the university include prominent personalities like Bengt Holmstrom, Elin Kallio, Hugo Gylden and Pekka Himanem. The excellent academic programmes of master’s provides a foundation for students to go forward with doctoral studies. The students with doctoral degrees from the university possess enough skills and knowledge for research work at any reputed organization.

Looking forward, the university is building a more sustainable and better world by involving even more in the resolution of social challenges and global problems.