Who We Are
HY+ is a fully-owned company of the internationally esteemed University of Helsinki, the oldest (est. 1640), largest, and highest-ranked higher education institution in Finland. The University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+ provides continuing education and development services both in Finland and abroad. The purpose of our organisation is to improve the world of the future and promote individual wellbeing by enhancing learning, knowledge-sharing, and 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.
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.
The University of Helsinki in Global Rankings
In most global university rankings, the University of Helsinki ranks in the top 50–100, or the top 0.5 percentile. On average, the University of Helsinki ranks 91st globally and 31st in Europe. You can read more about the University of Helsnki’s success in the university rankings here.
Research at the University of Helsinki
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