About Hannu T T Toivonen

Professor of Computer Science, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science Tietojenkäsittelytieteen professori, matemaattis-luonnontieteellisen tiedekunnan opetusvaradekaani

Women constitute 29% of staff in the Faculty of Science

Our recent post about the gender distribution of students in the Faculty of Science (45% of women among new students) raised questions about the gender distribution of the staff. Per popular request: overall, the distribution is 29%/71% between women/men.

Fraction of women in major staff groups:

  • Research and Teaching Assistants: 35% (78/144 female/male)
  • Laboratory staff and Research Coordinators: 33% (31/62)
  • PhD students: 31% (100/223)
  • Postdocs: 26% (50/140)
  • University Lecturers and Teachers: 32% (28/60)
  • University Researchers: 22% (22/79)
  • Assistant and Associate Professors: 32% (13/28)
  • Professors and Research Directors: 16% (15/77)

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Faculty of Science has a strong gender balance in students

Against some popular impressions, the Faculty of Science has the most balanced gender distribution among students in the whole University of Helsinki. In 2019, 45% of new students admitted to the BSc programmes of the faculty were women (314 out of 703). The Faculty of Science wins this competition with a clear margin: the next faculties, Law and Theology, both admitted 37% men. Continue reading

(Oma)opettajien vertaistyönohjaus – Peer Group for Teachers (Academic Mentors) on 25.10.2019

[FI] Mikä on roolini omaopettajana? Miten kohtaan haastavia vuorovaikutustilanteita? Minkälaisia hyviä käytänteitä tiedekunnassa on omaopettajien tueksi?

[EN] What is my role as an Academic Mentor? Difficulties to communicate with students – how to deal with that? What best practices have others used in Academic Mentoring?

Welcome to a peer support event on Fri 25.10.2019 at 12-14! Continue reading

Osaamistavoitetyöpaja 16.5.2019

Vielä ehdit mukaan osaamistavoitetyöpajaan torstaina 16.5. klo 14-16 Exactumin salissa C323.

Tule kuulemaan ja keskustelemaan osaamistavoitteista ja opiskelijoiden itsearvioinnista sekä laatimaan arviointimatriiseja yhdessä Kumpulan kampuksen muiden opettajien kanssa! Pedagogiset yliopistonlehtorit Jokke  Häsä ja Liisa Myyry sekä yliopistonlehtori Johanna Rämö antavat  käytännön vinkkejä osaamistavoitteiden määrittelystä sekä itsearvioinnin  toteuttamisesta. Continue reading

[FI] Yliopistopedagogiikan kursseja Kumpulassa ja muilla kampuksilla [SE] Kurser i universitetspedagogik också på svenska [EN] Several courses in University Pedagogy offered in English

[FI] Tulevana lukuvuonna on runsaasti yliopistopedagogiikan kurssitarjontaa suomeksi, ruotsiksi ja englanniksi.
[SE] Kurser i universitetspedagogik har nu publicerats, two på svenska.
[EN] Four courses in University Pedagogy offered in English next autumn.

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Online lecture series on Chemicals and legislation produced as a joint effort with the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland (Kemianteollisuus ry)

[EN] The lecture series Chemicals and legislation concentrates on legislation and good work practices in the handling of chemicals. Now these lectures are available to all users through the website of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Helsinki. Continue reading

Funding for development of teaching and learning / Avustusta opetuksen ja oppimisen kehittämiseen

[EN] Better teaching and learning – funding to apply for!
[FI] Opetuksen ja oppimisen parhaaksi – avustusta haettavana!

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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

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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