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University Of Helsinki Ranking QS

Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

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Finland is known as one of Europe’s most modern, most innovative countries, and with its world-renowned education system, it has become a popular destination for international students in recent years. Many Finnish universities enjoy a pristine academic reputation. First and foremost is the University of Helsinki, the country’s oldest and largest university, closely followed by Aalto University, which is also located in Helsinki.

Like many other European countries, Finland distinguishes between traditional research-driven universities and what is called “Universities of Applied Sciences” (UAS), or polytechnics. These institutions offer high-quality, practice-oriented education and thus focus less on classical academic research. Because university rankings are often research-biased, these fine schools tend to be excluded, even though they offer great opportunities for international students – especially at the Bachelor’s level. So be sure to include them in your research when looking for a degree in Finland.

For international students there is Bachelor’s programme in Science. The University of Helsinki (UH) offers all undergraduate studies for applicants with good Finnish or Swedish language skills. 
Do you want to shape the fu­ture world and un­der­stand how the uni­verse is built up?Our understanding of the universe is based on advances made in basic science research over approximately the last 100 years. The core scientific disciplines of math, physics, chemistry and computer science also set the basis for all modern technology. In the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Programme in Science, you get to work on the cutting edge of exciting basic research and application development in all of these subjects.
The Northern European country of Finland is known for its high level of research and education. The University of Helsinki is the leading university in the country, with a strong focus on basic research and research-based education. It is regularly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. The strongest research areas in the university include those studied at the Faculty of Science, such as atmospheric research, mathematics, data science, and materials research. The physics research at the faculty is carried out in close collaboration with the leading European big science institutions such as CERN and the European Southern Observatory.

As a student, the University’s extensive variety of learning environments and facilities are at your disposal. 

Learning centres
The City Centre Campus has two learning centres intended for independent work: Aleksandria and Minerva. Both centres provide space for individual studying as well as group work. In addition, Aleksandria has more than 300 computers, some of which are reserved for quick use. Learning Centre Aleksandria is available for students practically 24 hours a day. If you wish to access Aleksandria outside the official opening hours, you can apply for a night access key. All attending students of the University of Helsinki can apply for the key. The night access key is not available to Open University students or students from other universities.

Each campus has its own campus library with a collection of literature relating to the degree programmes taught on each campus. The libraries have quiet spaces for work, and some offer group work spaces that can be reserved. 

Campus libraries
• City Centre Campus:  Helsinki University Main Library, Kaisa House, Fabianinkatu 30
• Kumpula Campus:  Kumpula Campus Library, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2
• Meilahti Campus:  Meilahti Campus Library Terkko, Haartmaninkatu 4
• Viikki Campus:  Viikki Campus Library, Viikinkaari 11 a

Most of the library facilities and learning centres are wheelchair accessible. Check the opening hours from the library website and use the floor maps to discover the facilities and services available at each location.
You can also explore the National Library, Finland’s oldest and most extensive academic library and a part of the University of Helsinki.
How can you find academic articles and literature in your field? 

Think corner
Located on the City Centre Campus, Think Corner is an event space and a meeting place for everyone. At Think Corner on Yliopistonkatu, in the very heart of the City Centre Campus, you are among the latest in top research.  Think Corner offers events, a lively programme and facilities for both individual and group work.

The work spaces are located on three levels, and are offered on a “first come, first served” principle. On the street level is Think Corner Stage, where experts, researchers, influencers and the audience can probe topical issues together. Tiedekulma Café operates in the same space, offering drinks, lunches and catering. 

Work spaces
The IT Centre offers work spaces with computers for all members of the University community on the City Centre, Kumpula and Viikki Campuses. These include large general facilities, classrooms and terminals for quick use. Most of the facilities are equipped with printers.

Top ranked universities in Finland

UniversityQS Ranking 2021THE Ranking 2021ARWU Ranking 2020
University of Helsinki1049874
Aalto University127201401
University of Turku287351301
University of Jyväskylä333401701
University of Oulu408301501
Tampere University409301501
Lappeenranta University of Technology470351901
University of Eastern Finland499401501
Åbo Akademi University571601

QS World University Rankings 2021

World Rank
1104University of Helsinki
2127Aalto University
3287=University of Turku
4333University of Jyvaskyla
5408University of Oulu
6409University of Tampere
7470Lappeenranta University of Technology
8499University of Eastern Finland
9571-580Abo Akademi University

2020 QS World University Rankings

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32Hong Kong The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyMore
33UK King’s College LondonMore
35Canada McGill UniversityMore
35USA University of California – Los AngelesMore
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40China Fudan UniversityMore
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46Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong KongMore
47Australia Queensland University of TechnologyMore
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50Netherlands Delft University of TechnologyMore
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