Edu Kumpula blog closes down

This is the last entry in the Edu Kumpula blog.

For education-related updates from Kumpula campus and the Faculty of Science,

BSc programmes (all in Finnish/Swedish except for BSc in Science):

MSc programmes (all in English except for the subject teacher’s programme)

It was fun while it lasted!

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

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

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