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.”
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 →
“We aim to bring English-speaking students and staff together to support, share, and generate our enthusiasm for studies, science and enjoy some fun activities! And now we are proud to have a warm and cozy space where we can precisely do just that. Continue reading →
[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 →
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 →
[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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.”
The purpose of this blog is to allow teachers, students, leaders and admin of the faculty to inform others of their activities related to improvement of teaching and learning. Some of the material will be in English, some in Finnish and Swedish. Continue reading →