Up north, at the top of the world, is an innovative centre of science and thinking. One of the best universities in the world – The University of Helsinki.  As a multidisciplinary university, we answer challenges that affect us all. Our pursuit of boundary-breaking research, new knowledge, and truth are creating opportunities to shape the future of the planet.

The University of Helsinki seeks solutions to problems that involve each and every one of us. Our radical openness combined with active, international cooperation 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 betterment of the world.

The top-level research conducted at the University of Helsinki is key to understanding climate change. At the University, research focused on climate change is linked with chemistry, physics, meteorology, biology, forest and agricultural sciences, along with geosciences and the social sciences. Themes related to sustainable development and responsibility are studied in almost all of our faculties, as well as in a cross-disciplinary manner, for example, at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS.

We wish to further increase our impact on decision-making at the national and international levels through new scientific knowledge. We do pioneering multidisciplinary research, and accommodate 11 faculties with 40,000 students and researchers.  We are one of the best, ranking within the top 1% of research universities internationally.