Matlu International Committee established by the Science Student’s Association Matlu

The Science Student’s Association Matlu established an International Committee in December of 2019.

“The Committee is charged with the responsibility to promote the interests of international students in Kumpula. Our goal is to organise fun events for international and internationally-minded students. For example, we are currently planning an International Sitsit and International Hangouts.”

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Kumpula MSc pro­gramme info ses­sions for BSc stu­dents, 3-11 Feb 2020

Come and get to know the MSc programmes on Kumpula campus!

MSc programmes on Kumpula Science campus will organise info sessions presenting what studying is like in their programme. The info sessions are for all BSc level students. They are a great way to see all the possibilities each programme has to offer and ask questions about the studies!

The events take place on Kumpula campus between Mon 3 Feb and Tue 11 Feb. Continue reading

“Tensions rising for the eternal ivory tower” and other conversation starters

In Finnish below

Kumpula Learning Together Colloquium invites you to ponder about what teaching and learning could be like in future. The Kumpula Learning Together Colloquia events don’t give you answers but rather aim to raise questions and ideas regarding how we teach and learn.

First events of the series are:

Wed, 29 Jan 2020, at 14:15 in Exactum A111:
Jaakko Kurhila, Chief Digital Officer, University of Helsinki:
Tensions Rising for the Eternal Ivory Tower: Education as a Service
Register to the first event using this link

6th February, at 15:00 in Exactum CK112:
Teemu Roos, Professor of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
Same but different – making online education scalable but personal
Register to the second event using this link

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Data Science and Computer Science MSc programmes receive record numbers of applications

The University of Helsinki received 4700 applications to its master’s programmes in the call that closed on Jan 10th, 2020. This is an increase of over 20% over the previous year.

Two of the three most popular programmes of the university are in the Faculty of Science: MSc in Data Science is #1, tied with MSc in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability with 355 applications each, while MSc in Computer Science is #3 with 269 applications. In 2019, the numbers of applicants were 278 and 225, respectively, so the increase has been 28% and 20%, respectively. Continue reading