New assessment criteria of teaching skills

The dean has made a decision on the new assessment criteria of teaching skills on 18th December, 2018.

Welcome to a brief introduction to the teaching skills assessment procedure

Time:  5.3.2019 at 10.00-11(.30)

Place: Chemicum A127


  • the procedure of teaching demonstration event
  • the new criteria to assess teaching skills

Please, register in advance:

Both old and new members of teaching skills assessment committees are welcome!

Senior lecturers of university pedagogy speak about their inspiration

University pedagogy draws on wide multidisciplinary fields. Two senior lecturers in university pedagogy speak here what inspires them in pedagogy. DocSocSci Liisa Myyry and PhD Leena Ripatti-Torniainen support teachers at the Faculty of Science. Giving pedagogical training and supporting the Faculty and degree programs in pedagogical development are the main part of our job.


I have a PhD and a title of a docent in social psychology and moral psychology (such as value priorities, ethical development) has been one domain of my research. My current research interests are digitalization in teaching and learning, assessment methods and practices, peer learning and moral consciousness in studying history. I also collaborate with teachers of the Faculty in doing pedagogical research. You can find me in Chemicum A123, or contact me by email (liisa.myyry @


First and foremost, I am a developer of education in the context of the society and the public realm. I have a PhD in journalism studies and have explored topics in the intersection of the public realm and education, such as public agency, subjectivity and difference. All these concepts relate to the everyday practice of teaching as well as students’ future environments. The topics illuminate that education transforms both individual lives and societies. Until recently, I worked at the Faculty of Social Sciences where I developed e.g. the new working life and expertise degree modules and participated intensively in the master’s thesis reform.

I’ll be working with the Faculty of Science until 31 August, 2020. I consider myself privileged to learn from your advanced and brave initiatives! While being here, I’d like to somehow experiment the ways university pedagogy could be learned and developed in co-creative, open, public settings. Besides the email, you’ll find me at the Ubicampus space and on Twitter: @LeenaRipatti 

New Fellows in Teachers’ Academy: Olli Ruth and Jokke Häsä

[EN] Since the beginning of 2019, the Faculty of Science has two newly appointed fellows in the Teachers’ Academy of the University of Helsinki: university lecturer Olli Ruth and postdoctoral researcher Jokke Häsä.

The Teachers’ Academy is a network of distinguished university teachers, the only of its kind in Finland. Appointment to the Teachers’ Academy signifies special recognition for teaching merits and scholarship in the field of teaching. Continue reading

Kumpula jaksaa, vai jaksaako? Mental health and stress in studies — Save the date: 15 April 2019

[For English, see below]

Kumpula jaksaa, vai jaksaako?

Tervetuloa kuuntelemaan ja keskustelemaan mielenterveydestä ja jaksamisesta opinnoissa.

Maanantaina 15.4.2019 Kumpulan kampuksella, Physicumin aulassa järjestetään tapahtuma, johon toivotamme tervetulleiksi niin opiskelijat, jatko-opiskelijat kuin henkilökunnan. Continue reading

Significant growth in student applications to the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science received 1149 student applications in its 2019 call to international master’s programmes. The number of applications increased significantly, by 45% over the 794 applications received in 2018, which in turn showed 76% increase from 2017. Continue reading

Experiences from teacher exchange: Helsinki–Milan

Data Science, Statistical Learning, Helsinki–Milan

Text and photo: Teemu Roos

Data Science is a young discipline. Using data in innovative ways has of course been practiced, well, forever, but “data scientist” has become the sexiest job only in the 21st century. Our own data science Master’s programme started in 2017.

About a year ago, I met Professor Guido Consonni from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuorein Milan, Italy. Continue reading

New international Bachelor’s programme in Science

The Faculty of Science launches a new Bachelor’s programme in Science at the University of Helsinki in the fall of 2019. The programme will be taught fully in English, offering the opportunity to the students from outside of Finland to join the high-level education in Science right after the high school. In addition, those students who completed their school education in English within Finland may also find this new opportunity very attractive. Continue reading