University of Helsinki
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- International Relations
- Political Science
- Media Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Development Studies
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a compact, safe and modern seaside city that offers the excitement of its rich urban culture full of events, contrasted against the relaxing energy of its scenic nature and clean air. Helsinki is regularly highly ranked in the lists of the most liveable cities in the world. With several higher education institutions and 70 000 university students representing more than 10% of the city’s population, student life is very active.
The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest academic institution in Finland.
As the University of Helsinki places in the 50-100 range in the majority of the most important international rankings. When assessed against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the University of Helsinki ranks among the top 100 universities for global impact, performing strongly in the ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ indicator as well as in ‘Climate Action’.
Our philosophy is that all teachers are researchers and all researchers teach. Students and researchers work together on the campuses, and the professors and teachers are easily approachable for discussions and informal consultations. At the University of Helsinki, you can experience the key elements of the Finnish education system first-hand.
The University of Helsinki has four campuses, all located within 10 kilometres from each other – City Centre Campus for Arts and Social Sciences, Kumpula Science Campus, Meilahti Campus for Medicine and Viikki Campus for Life Sciences