University of Helsinki Helsingin yliopisto – Helsingsfors universitet 

IAU Member

Finland

top General Information

Address

Street:PO Box 33
Yliopistonkatu 4

City:Helsinki

Post Code:00014

Tel.:+358 2941 911

Fax:+358 2941 23008

WWW:http://www.helsinki.fi/university

Other Sites

Traditional and Open Higher Education Institution

Institution Funding

Public

History

Founded as Royal Academy of Turku 1640. Transferred to Helsinki 1828. The first and only university in the country until 1919.

Academic Year

September to May (September-December; January-May)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (ylioppilastutkinto/studentexamen) or foreign equivalent, BA/BSc for admission into Master's programmes.

Language(s)

Finnish;Swedish;English

Accrediting Agency

Ministry of Education and Culture

Religious Affiliation

None

Student Body

co-ed

top Officers

Head : Jari Niemelä

Job title:Rector


Senior Administrative Officer : Esa Hämäläinen

Job title:Dir­ector of Ad­min­is­tra­tion


International Relations Officer : Markus Laitinen

Job title:Head of Development

top Divisions

Centre : Continuing Education

More details:Palmenia Centre


Centre : Economic Research

More details:HECER, Helsinki


Centre : Genome


Centre : Language


Centre : Neurosciences


College : Advanced Studies

More details:Helsinki Collegium


Faculty : Agriculture and Forestry

Fields of study:Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Arctic Studies, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Forestry


Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:Aesthetics, African Studies, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Baltic Languages, Cinema and Television, Comparative Literature, Comparative Religion, Cultural Studies, English, Ethnology, Film, Finnish, Folklore, German, History, Hungarian, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Science and Oceanography, Museum Studies, Musicology, Philology, Philosophy, Romance Languages, Scandinavian Languages, Slavic Languages, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Women's Studies


Faculty : Behavioural Sciences

Fields of study:Behavioural Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Education, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Handicrafts, Higher Education, Home Economics, Psychology, Speech Studies


Faculty : Biological and Environmental Sciences

Fields of study:Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Neurosciences, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Zoology


Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Economics, International Law, Justice Administration, Private Law, Public Law


Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Dentistry, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Medicine, Public Health


Faculty : Pharmacy

Fields of study:Pharmacy


Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics


Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Anthropology, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Psychology, Social Studies, Social Work


Faculty : Theology

Fields of study:Bible, Comparative Religion, History of Religion, Orthodox Theology, Theology


Faculty : Veterinary Medicine

Fields of study:Veterinary Science


Institute : Biotechnology


Institute : Information Technology

More details:Helsinki Institute


Institute : Molecular Medicine - Finland

More details:FIMM


Institute : Physics

More details:HIP, Helsinki


Institute : Ruralia

More details:Mikkeli and Seinäjoki units


Institute : Russian and East European Studies

More details:Aleksanteri Institute


Institute : Seismology


Institute : Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention

More details:VERIFIN

top Degrees

Eläinlääketieteen lisensiaatti/Veterinärmedicine licentiat


Hammaslääketieteen lisensiaatti/Odontologie licentiat

Fields of study:Dentistry


Lääketieteen lisensiaatti/Medicine licentiat


Lisensiaatti/Licentiat

Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Education, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Pharmacy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Theology, Veterinary Science


Maisteri/Magister

Fields of study:Education, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Pharmacy, Social Sciences, Theology


Tohtori/Doktor

Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Education, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Theology, Veterinary Science

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling

Canteen

Careers Guidance

Facilities for Disabled People

Foreign Studies Centre

Health Services

Language Laboratory

Social Counselling

Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals

Periodicals

Universitas Helsingiensis

Main Press

Helsinki University Press

Updated on 01-12-2014