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. Thus making the University of Helsinki is an old university, but yet a very modern and vibrant place to do research.
As a multidisciplinary university, the University of Helsinki seeks solutions to problems that involve each and every one of us. Our radical openness combined with active, international co-operation make the University of Helsinki’s impact global. We passionately believe that with the power of thought we can change attitudes, people and society – for the world. In the core of the university are three points: to teach, to research and to have a functioning relationship to the society.