On-line Thesis: A simple method for supportive thesis supervision that also works in distant learning environment

Many students face challenges with their Master’s or Bachelor’s thesis work process. Getting started may feel difficult due to the infamous “blank page syndrome”, and structuring the work can feel difficult. Sometimes questions are tricky to communicate to the supervisors, or their advice is forgotten before the student gets back at their desk. Supervisors may also be difficult to reach, if they are located in different departments or institutions, and if they are unaware of each other’s comments to the work, the supervision process may become inefficient.

In our supervision pilot, we found that one way to tackle these issues is to encourage the student to do an on-line thesis in a shared process with the supervisors. Continue reading

Tentit koronatilanteessa / Exams under the corona situation

Hyvät Kumpulan opiskelijat /
Dear students in Kumpula,

The Faculty of Science has published a page on exam arrangements under the corona situation:
https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen-tiedekunta/tentit-koronatilanteessa-exams-under-the-corona-situation
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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

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

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