Who We Are
The University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+ has been providing continuing education and development services for both organisations and individuals in Finland and abroad for decades. The purpose of our organisation is to improve the world of the future, and to promote individual wellbeing through enhanced learning, knowledge-sharing, and sustainable development.
Our training approach acknowledges state-of-the-art research-based evidence in adult learning. Progress is based on the cumulative learning of individuals and organisations. We have a strong focus on a committed learning process, and this commitment is actively built through collaboration and co-creation.
Although based on solid research, our training programmes are designed to serve practice. Theory is put into practice by actively finding connections and applying the learned content into the participants’ own working environment.
Our students are high-level experts that are looking for deeper understanding in their course domains. Knowledge sharing and reflective practices are in the core of our approach as they allow our participants to find the best solutions to their own particular challenges through a working combination of active interaction and self-reflection.
We believe in empowerment, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
The University of Helsinki in Global Rankings
International rankings consistently place the University of Helsinki amongst the 20 best universities in Europe and within the top 100 universities in the world. The main strength of the University of Helsinki is considered to be scientific research and teaching. All teachers are researchers and all researchers teach.
In 2019, the University of Helsinki was ranked in 63rd position in the Shanghai Ranking, 96th in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 107th in the QS World University Ranking, and 90th in the Taiwan Ranking. The University of Helsinki belongs to the exclusive club of top 1% research universities in the world.
The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world, and it has a high profile in the forefront of research and doctoral education. As the founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the University of Helsinki promotes science and research together with Europe’s top research-intensive universities.
The University of Helsinki is aiming at building a better, more sustainable world by involving itself actively in the resolution of global problems. Multidisciplinary research, teaching, and learning of a high standard generate new knowledge and know-how for the benefit of humankind.
The high-quality research carried out by the University of Helsinki creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.
University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+ Ltd. is committed to following ethical principles, which are applied to all employees and partners of HY+. The ethical principles are the following:
- We respect people and human rights
- We take care of our employees’ wellbeing
- Corruption and bribery are not a part of our operation
- We know our partners in cooperation
- We protect our company’s possessions and information
- We are a reliable partner
- We are committed to act right – obeying the law and rules is everyone’s business