Teaching and studying in a multilingual environment – Case of the new Bachelor’s programme in the Faculty of Science

English is emerging as the lingua franca of both university teaching and communication. The University of Helsinki acknowledges its obligation to protect national languages, but simultaneously actively promotes the use of English as an asset in the increasingly international and multicultural operational environment. The new Bachelor in Science programme, starting in Autumn 2019, is a good example of the practical ways in which the demand for teaching and learning in English is addressed. 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

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

“Inspiring scientific discovery and student innovation”

The Study International website just published an editorial on international MSc studies at the Faculty of Science.

“At the forefront of innovation, the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is helping create a sustainable future through cutting-edge research, awe-inspiring academics and professors who value students’ creative input” writes Study International.

Interviews of students such as Oyelowo Oyedayo (Geoinformatics), Gur Ersalan (Data Science), Teodor Duevski (Theoretical and Computational Methods) confirm that “if there is one thing that makes Helsinki really stand out it is the interaction between the staff and its students.”

Read the full story here: “Inspiring scientific discovery and student innovation”