About Hannu T T Toivonen

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

Vielä 31 200 + 31 644 + 7 838 syytä kertoa yliopiston opetuksesta

Yliopiston entisen kanslerin, Kari Raivion mukaan “yliopiston tärkein tuote on hyvin koulutettu nuori ihminen, joka kävelee ulos yliopistosta, menee yhteiskuntaan ja muuttaa maailmaa” (HS 24.3.2019). Tämä kiteyttää työnantajille ja yhteiskunnalle suunnatun tuotteemme.  Continue reading

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

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

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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