Who We Are
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 2017, the University of Helsinki was ranked in 56th position in the Shanghai Ranking, 90th position in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, and 102nd in the QS World University 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.