MSc admission statistics – a new record for the Faculty of Science

337 students have been accepted to the MSc programmes of the Faculty of Science. A record number of 1281 applications were received this year. The share of those admitted was 26.3%.

Congratulations to all accepted students and welcome to Kumpula! 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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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

How to take International Students better in to the community

[ENG] The Faculty of Science is facing a new era with the International Students during fall 2019, when the Bachelor’s Programme in Science starts. There has already been an increasing number of International Students at the Kumpula Campus, so supporting them becomes all more important. Continue reading

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

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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