The happiest country in the world

Sustainable Development Solutions Network, World Happiness Report 2021

The only country where students’ life satisfaction and reading proficiency levels are both high


A top-performing OECD country in reading literacy, maths, and sciences

OECD, Better Life Index: Education

3rd best country in the world for the quality of life

Social Progress Index 2020

People using smartphones and a laptop

Performs best in digital skills

World Economic Forum, Global Competitiveness Report Special Edition 2020

The 2nd most gender-equal country in the world

World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report 2021

The best air quality and environmental health in the world

Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2020


Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is world’s 2nd best smart city

Smart City Index 2020

The best overall score in progress toward the sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Report 2021

The Finnish Success Story

Finland became an independent state on 6 December 1917. During the past century, Finland has grown from a poverty stricken, civil war ravaged, rural society into an internationally recognised success story of education and well-being.

Our success is based on education, research, and making decisions together. Today we are heading into a new century with courage, determination and a strong desire to share our knowledge. The University of Helsinki is proud of its contribution to the success of the Finnish nation and society.

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