University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research universities, renowned for its high-quality teaching, research and innovation. It is proud to be constantly ranked among the top one hundred best universities in the world.

The university has an enrollment of over 35 000 students and it offers a wide range of Master’s programmes taught in English. Established in 1640, the University of Helsinki is the oldest university in Finland.

Mannerheim was awarded a doctor honoris causa degree at the first academic conferment ceremony in the newly independent Finland 100 years ago18.3.2019 10:42:36 EET | Press release

In spring 1919, Finland’s regent, Baron Gustaf Mannerheim, was awarded the title of doctor honoris causa in philosophy at the University of Helsinki. To commemorate this event, the Helsinki University Museum has created the exhibition The Flame and the Sword, which sheds light on the relationship between Mannerheim and the University. The exhibition will open to the public on 27 March, at 12.00.

New guidelines for policy makers based on years of joint Nordic academic research: How to promote equality and equity in Nordic education21.2.2019 09:23:55 EET | Press release

Discrimination, marginalization and segregation are surprisingly common in the Nordic schools of today. Based on several years of research at 14 universities in 8 countries, a group of academic researchers recently came together with one mutual goal – to help policy makers create a more equal and equitable educational system in the Nordic countries. The result is three clear guidelines.
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The University of Helsinki is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research universities, renowned for its high-quality teaching, research and innovation. It is proud to be constantly ranked among the top one hundred best universities in the world.

The university has an enrollment of over 35 000 students and it offers a wide range of Master’s programmes taught in English. Established in 1640, the University of Helsinki is the oldest university in Finland.