Education & Internships

Highly skilled workforce

Greater Helsinki boasts one of the most highly educated workforces in the world. The region consistently ranks in the European Top10 for productivity and global competitiveness. Helsinki has the 2nd highest concentration of commercially successful app developers globally (Silicon Valley has the 1st)

(Source: Caribou Digital / Mozilla 2016)

Finland has a world-famous education system and school in Finland are free of charge all the way up to and including higher education. In Helsinki, 41 % of the population (Age Group 15+) have a tertiary education.

University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is Finland’s largest, oldest and internationally most esteemed research university with over 35 000 students.

There are thousands of universities in the world, and the University of Helsinki is proud to be constantly ranked among the top one hundred best universities. According to the latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the University of Helsinki retained its position as the best multidisciplinary university in the Nordic countries.

Some facts about the University of Helsinki:

  • The biggest university in Finland with over 35 000 students, 6% international
  • 11 faculties and 4 campuses within the Helsinki area
  • 8200 employees: 55% teaching and research staff (13% international)
  • 180 000 alumni all over the world

Learn from the top scientists. The quality and amount of research are the factors that make the University of Helsinki stand out from the crowd. At the University of Helsinki, all teachers participate in research, and some of the university’s best scientists are also the best teachers.

Regarding what is likely to be the main goal in your life, studying at the top ranking university gives you numerous opportunities in your professional life. The University of Helsinki has an immaculate reputation and education received is highly valued anywhere. A degree earned at a reputable institution makes seeking employment much easier.

Be the change you want to see in the world
The foundation of science and applied research is focused on high-quality basic research, which promotes a sustainable wellbeing of mankind. Many of the Master’s programmes are linked with research efforts that are crucial for the future of mankind. Climate research, medical advances in the treatment of epilepsy and cancer, and social and moral philosophy are just a few examples of this. By studying at the University of Helsinki you will learn how to make the world a better place, become a true world changer and ensure a bright future also for the next generation.

More info about the university can be found here.