Since 1640 we have contributed significantly to Finnish prosperity and national identity. We have built a fair and an equal society that by many indicators is considered one of the best in the world. Today we want to share our knowledge and to have a strong global impact.
The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science and research, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640. We have educated nine presidents and thousands of people at the top of politics, science, culture and economics. Not to mention four Nobel prize winners.
The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki conducts research related to human growth, development and learning. The Faculty generates new information in order to increase social and cultural capital in changing world.
The Uni Arrival Advisor will guide you through the steps you need to take on your path to the University of Helsinki. Answer these questions to get a checklist that guides you through the process of arriving in Finland and settling in.
You can find course and study literature at the University's modern campus libraries. The newest library is the award-winning Kaisa Library in the city centre. The materials and literature are available to you in virtual, mobile or traditional book form.
As a student at the University of Helsinki you have access to comprehensive ICT services to support your studies and make them go smoothly. On the IT Centre freshman page you can find information on how to obtain a username to the university's network as well as information on the Centre's other services, e.g. computer facilities.
Make sure that life isn’t all about studies but remember to exercise as well. UniSport is an exercise centre for students with several locations where experiences are more important than performance.
They offer a wide variety of sports from body combat to pilates and floorball to hot yoga. With the affordable membership card (12/4/1 months) you can attend the group exercise classes and use their gyms and open ball game shifts on all campuses.
UniSport also offers diverse training courses in various sports, as well as personal training, massage and testing services. If you put together your own team, you can participate in the ball games series organised by UniSport.
The core of any university is their students, and the University of Helsinki is no different. All the students are members of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY), which gives them the possibility to choose between multiple student organisations to find one that suits their vision of ideal student life!
The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) is the largest and oldest student union in Finland and the roof organisation of all student activity at the University of Helsinki. All degree students are members of the Student Union.
The main purpose of the Student Union is to promote the interests of its 26 000 members both at the university and in society.