University of Helsinki

  • university of helsinki
    helsingin yliopisto
    helsingfors universitet
    university of helsinki.svg
    latin: universitas helsingiensis
    typepublic
    established1640
    endowment€ 624 million
    chancellorkaarle hämeri
    rectorjari niemelä (from 1 august 2018)[1]
    administrative staff
    7,838 (total, 2018[2])
    students31,200 (total, 2018[2])
    undergraduates16,647 (2018[2])
    postgraduates9,976 (2018[2])
    doctoral students
    4,316 (2018[2])
    location
    helsinki
    ,
    finland

    60°10′10″n 024°57′00″e / 60°10′10″n 024°57′00″e / 60.16944; 24.95000
    affiliationsleru
    unica
    utrecht network
    europaeum
    www.helsinki.fi

    the university of helsinki (finnish: helsingin yliopisto, swedish: helsingfors universitet, latin: universitas helsingiensis, abbreviated uh) is a university located in helsinki, finland since 1829, but founded in the city of turku (in swedish Åbo) in 1640 as the royal academy of Åbo, at that time part of the swedish empire. it is the oldest and largest university in finland with the widest range of disciplines available. in 2018, around 31,200 students were enrolled in the degree programs of the university spread across 11 faculties and 11 research institutes.[2]

    as of 1 august 2005, the university complies with the harmonized structure of the europe-wide bologna process and offers bachelor, master, licenciate, and doctoral degrees.[3] admission to degree programmes is usually determined by entrance examinations, in the case of bachelor's degrees, and by prior degree results, in the case of master and postgraduate degrees. entrance is particularly selective (circa 15% of the yearly applicants are admitted). it has been ranked a top 100 university in the world according to the 2016 arwu, qs and the rankings.[4][5][6]

    the university is bilingual, with teaching by law provided both in finnish and swedish. since swedish, albeit an official language of finland, is a minority language, finnish is by far the dominating language at the university. teaching in english is extensive throughout the university at master, licentiate, and doctoral levels, making it a de facto third language of instruction.

    remaining true to its traditionally strong humboldtian ethos, the university of helsinki places heavy emphasis on high-quality teaching and research of a top international standard.[7] it is a member of various prominent international university networks, such as europaeum, unica,[8] the utrecht network, and is a founding member of the league of european research universities.

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University of Helsinki
Helsingin yliopisto
Helsingfors universitet
University of Helsinki.svg
Latin: Universitas Helsingiensis
TypePublic
Established1640
Endowment€ 624 million
ChancellorKaarle Hämeri
RectorJari Niemelä (from 1 August 2018)[1]
Administrative staff
7,838 (total, 2018[2])
Students31,200 (total, 2018[2])
Undergraduates16,647 (2018[2])
Postgraduates9,976 (2018[2])
4,316 (2018[2])
Location,
60°10′10″N 024°57′00″E / 60°10′10″N 024°57′00″E / 60.16944; 24.95000
AffiliationsLERU
Unica
Utrecht Network
Europaeum
www.helsinki.fi

The University of Helsinki (Finnish: Helsingin yliopisto, Swedish: Helsingfors universitet, Latin: Universitas Helsingiensis, abbreviated UH) is a university located in Helsinki, Finland since 1829, but founded in the city of Turku (in Swedish Åbo) in 1640 as the Royal Academy of Åbo, at that time part of the Swedish Empire. It is the oldest and largest university in Finland with the widest range of disciplines available. In 2018, around 31,200 students were enrolled in the degree programs of the university spread across 11 faculties and 11 research institutes.[2]

As of 1 August 2005, the university complies with the harmonized structure of the Europe-wide Bologna Process and offers Bachelor, Master, Licenciate, and Doctoral degrees.[3] Admission to degree programmes is usually determined by entrance examinations, in the case of bachelor's degrees, and by prior degree results, in the case of master and postgraduate degrees. Entrance is particularly selective (circa 15% of the yearly applicants are admitted). It has been ranked a top 100 university in the world according to the 2016 ARWU, QS and THE rankings.[4][5][6]

The university is bilingual, with teaching by law provided both in Finnish and Swedish. Since Swedish, albeit an official language of Finland, is a minority language, Finnish is by far the dominating language at the university. Teaching in English is extensive throughout the university at Master, Licentiate, and Doctoral levels, making it a de facto third language of instruction.

Remaining true to its traditionally strong Humboldtian ethos, the University of Helsinki places heavy emphasis on high-quality teaching and research of a top international standard.[7] It is a member of various prominent international university networks, such as Europaeum, UNICA,[8] the Utrecht Network, and is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities.