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  1. 1. The University of Helsinki www.helsinki.fi/university 1
  2. 2. videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU232NPDVtQ&hd=1 http://youtu.be/rU232NPDVtQ?hd=1 www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 2
  3. 3. University of Helsinki in briefEstablished in Turku 1640, moved to Helsinki 1828Main tasks: research, teaching and societal interactionBilingual (Finnish and Swedish), tuition also provided inEnglish11 faculties37,000 degree students, 32,000 continuing education andOpen University students.8,670 employees, including 4,845 researchers and teachers.Total turnover 2010: EUR 630 millionOperates on four campuses in Helsinki and 17 otherlocations throughout Finland www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 3
  4. 4. The University of Helsinkiorganisation www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 4
  5. 5. Branches in Finland Four campuses in Helsinki Operates in 17 locations outside Helsinki www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 5
  6. 6. University campuses in HelsinkiCity Centre, 20,600 students: Faculties of Theology, Law, Arts, Behavioural Sciences and Social Sciences As an autonomous unit Swedish School of Social Science Independent institutes: Aleksanteri Institute, Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki Center of Economic Research (HECER), Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies,Helsinki University Library, IPR University Center, Language Centre, The National Library of Finland, Open University, Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education, Ruralia InstituteMeilahti 2,400 students: Faculty of Medicine Independent institutes: Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)Kumpula, 6,200 students: Faculty of Science Independent institutes: Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP)Viikki, 6,200 students: Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy and Biological and Environmental Sciences Independent institutes: Institute of Biotechnology, Viikki Laboratory Animal Centre, Neuroscience Center www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 6
  7. 7. University of Helsinki:Important Dates2009–2010 University reform The first Board of the University of Helsinki prescribed by the new Universities Act begins its term of office The new Universities Act enters into force: the University will become a legally and financially independent organisation under public law. Department reform: 67 departments were combined into 24 The former Administration Office is reorganised as the Central Administration comprising the Rector’s Office and University Services2010–2012 Strategy: To be one of the best in the world www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 7
  8. 8. Financing 2010 0.7%35.2% 59.4% 1 Ministry of Education budget funding 337 M€ 2 University Pharmacy 29,5 M€ 3 External funding 223,4 M€ 4 Other funding 4,5 M€ Total 634,4 M€ 4.7% www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 8
  9. 9. Why Choose UH?• One of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world – In international rankings constantly in the top 100• World-class learning environment – International students are very satisfied with UH’s laboratories, online libraries, technology, research and learning spaces (International Student Barometer 2010)• Lots of opportunities to study in English• No tuition fees• Supportive staff and laidback atmosphere www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto
  10. 10. Costs and Benefits• No tuition fees for degree or exchange students – Only Erasmus Mundus Programmes may charge tuition fees• Student Union annual membership c. 90 euro – Access to low-cost student health care – Discounts on meals at student cafeterias – Reduced fares on public transportation – Discount entry to many cultural events• Student Housing Foundation in the Helsinki Region (HOAS) offers accommodation for students• Cost of living per month 700 to 1000 euro www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto
  11. 11. Teaching at the University ofHelsinkiInternational evaluation: Teaching is of a highEuropean standard.Teaching is based on research.All university teachers are researchers, and allresearchers teach.The pan-European, two-tier degree system is followed.36,600 undergraduate students6,000 degrees awarded annually www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 11
  12. 12. Students 2010 Faculty Bachelors degree Masters degree Post-graduate Other Total degree degrees*Theology 1 399 392 243 2 034Law 1 764 274 355 2 393Medicine 1 106 576 1 229 2 911Arts 4 198 2 388 887 7 473Science 4 696 949 650 6 340Pharmacy 633 202 102 937Biological and 1 021 314 440 1 775Environmental SciencesBehavioural Sciences 2 754 777 527 4 058Social Sciences 2 350 1 391 722 4 463Swedish School of Social 517 517ScienceAgriculture and Forestry 2 014 633 408 3 055Veterinary Medicine 291 129 113 120 653Total 21 637 8 600 5 023 1 349 36 609* Specialist degrees: medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 12
  13. 13. Degrees awarded 2010 Faculty Bachelors degree Masters degree Post-graduate Other Total degree degrees*Theology 158 146 21 325Law 275 236 25 536Medicine 174 109 199 482Arts 568 428 59 1 055Science 411 229 65 705Pharmacy 156 39 17 212Biological and 75122 112 54 288Environmental SciencesBehavioural Sciences 374 295 42 711Social Sciences 423 300 59 782Swedish School of Social 61 61ScienceAgriculture and Forestry 248 216 30 494Veterinary Medicine 58 68 14 16 154Total 2 854 2 243 495 213 5 805* Specialist degrees: medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 13
  14. 14. Adult education in 2010Participants in adult education provided by theUniversity: Open University courses: 17,500 Continuing education 11,800 University of the Third Age 2,300Total 31,600 www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 14
  15. 15. International staff and students2009Almost 3,000 international students 1,790 international undergraduate students 924 exchange students1,300 international teachers or researchers Approx. 730 international employees on university payroll Approx. 630 researchers on scholarships or similar385 Summer School students www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 15
  16. 16. In 2010, the University ofHelsinki sent abroad965 exchange students539 teachers and researchers, 70 of whom onErasmus teacher exchange www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto 16
  17. 17. Helsinki Summer School (HSS)• Three weeks every August – Next HSS in August 7 to 23, 2012• Organized by the universities in Helsinki region• Multidisciplinary courses entirely in English – Two years of university studies required as basis – Courses organized also by Master’s Degree Programmes• Excellent student services and social programme• Each summer students from over 60 countries• www.helsinkisummerschool.fi www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto
  18. 18. Helsinki,the World’s Most Liveable City• Nominated at the World’s Most Liveable City 2011 by the Monocle Magazine• World Design Capital 2012• An international student city – Seven universities and over 63 000 students• The largest city and the capital of Finland – Population c. 600 000• A pocket-sized metropolis – everything within easy reach• Famous for its architecture, design, technology, and closeness to nature www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto
  19. 19. Finland,the World’s Best Country• Nominated as the World’s Best Country by Newsweek in 2010• Several surveys indicate that the quality of life in Finland is very high• One of the safest countries in the world• World-class education and continuing success in PISA surveys• A pioneer in equality• Population 5.4 million www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto

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