University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki

Continente: Europe

Country: Finland

Address: University of Helsinki, Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Web Site: www.helsinki.fi



About University of Helsinki:

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 was 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. Around 36,500 students are currently enrolled in the degree programs of the university spread across 11 faculties and 11 research institutes. 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. 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). 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. It is a member of various prominent international university networks, such as Europaeum, UNICA, the Utrecht Network, and is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 52 50 47 46 66 56 64 68 69 71 81 79

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 15 17 19 26 13 22 19 19 28 27 30
Engineering - 183 190 298 295 298 238 - - - 401-450 401-450
Life Sciences - 60 50 40 49 50 56 53 57 70 60 62
Clinical Medicine - 45 50 52 67 62 60 79 80 84 82 91
Natural Sciences - 95 102 95 112 92 82 97 93 83 121 100
Social Sciences - 99 149 127 144 181 172 105 122 121 113 130

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 12 13 19 21 30 44 50 55
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 203 275 167 185 264 252 - - 351-400
Chemistry - - - 172 220 201 222 226 259 260 279 296
Civil Engineering - - - 226 228 257 - - 251 268 256 285
Computer Science - - - 247 253 203 235 247 194 214 219 250
Electrical Engineering - - - 271 275 - 289 - 258 - 351-400 351-400
Environment / Ecology - - - - 27 23 24 25 24 34 36 43
Geosciences - - - 43 46 36 31 37 36 37 45 46
Materials Science - - - 222 - 286 238 270 252 294 351-400 351-400
Mathematics - - - 128 133 92 111 132 169 149 136 108
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - 207 - - 451-500
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 39 45 46 81 65 51 62
Physics - - - 116 147 122 100 125 111 97 144 114
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 41 36 30 25 22 30 22 26