University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki translates in Finnish to Helsingin yliopisto, in Swedish to Helsingfors universitet, in Latin to Universitas Helsingiensis, and is abbreviated as UH. It is located in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland. Its 36,000+ students choose majors from fields of study that include Biology, Law, Management, Medicine, Science, Biotechnology, and the Arts.

UH traces its name's past to 1640 and its origins to The Cathedral School of Abo in 1276. When Finland was part of the Russian Empire, the college was expanded. The Republic of Finland was created in 1917 and the school was renamed for the town of its main campus. 

Based on the QS World University Ranking of 2023, University of Helsinki is positioned as the #106 top university in the world, which makes it the #1 top university in Finland. The university's global rank decreased by 2 points from last year.

University Profile

Ranking #1
University Name University of Helsinki
Name in Local Language Helsingin yliopisto
Acronym UH
Year Established 1640
Colors Blue and gray


Address PO Box 33, Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Phone +358 (9) 1911
Fax +358 (9) 1912 3008
Website University of Helsinki Website
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Bachelor's Degrees Master's Degrees Doctorate Degrees Diplomas
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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