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 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 52 50 47 46 66 56 64 68 69 71 81 79 90 93 97

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 15 17 19 26 13 22 19 19 28 27 30 34 36 34
Engineering 183 190 298 295 298 238 - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400 401-450 -
Life Sciences 60 50 40 49 50 56 53 57 70 60 62 67 64 65
Medicine 45 50 52 67 62 60 79 80 84 82 91 91 88 103
Natural Sciences 95 102 95 112 92 82 97 93 83 121 100 121 128 152
Social Sciences 99 149 127 144 181 172 105 122 121 113 130 123 114 135

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 12 13 19 21 30 44 50 55 67 78 74
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 63 62 49
Chemistry 220 201 222 226 259 260 279 296 301-350 301-350 301-350
Chemical Engineering 275 167 185 264 252 - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 -
Civil Engineering 228 257 - - 251 268 256 285 273 301-350 -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 91 92 104
Computer Science 253 203 235 247 194 214 219 250 280 294 351-400
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 275 - 289 - 258 - 351-400 351-400 351-400 351-400 301-350
Environment / Ecology 27 23 24 25 24 34 36 43 44 45 39
Geosciences 46 36 31 37 36 37 45 46 40 52 58
Immunology - - - - - - - - 116 116 110
Materials Science - 286 238 270 252 294 351-400 351-400 301-350 301-350 401-450
Mathematics 133 92 111 132 169 149 136 108 195 204 231
Mechanical Engineering - - - - 207 - - 451-500 451-500 - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 51 62 71
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 46 49 56
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 97 93 104
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 39 45 46 81 65 51 62 77 82 103
Physics 147 122 100 125 111 97 144 114 168 177 196
Plant & Animal Science 41 36 30 25 22 30 22 26 29 31 30
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 127 128 141
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 90 90 113
Space Science - - - - - - - - 66 80 87
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 77
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -