Senior lecturers of university pedagogy speak about their inspiration

University pedagogy draws on wide multidisciplinary fields. Two senior lecturers in university pedagogy speak here what inspires them in pedagogy. DocSocSci Liisa Myyry and PhD Leena Ripatti-Torniainen support teachers at the Faculty of Science. Giving pedagogical training and supporting the Faculty and degree programs in pedagogical development are the main part of our job. Continue reading

New Fellows in Teachers’ Academy: Olli Ruth and Jokke Häsä

[EN] Since the beginning of 2019, the Faculty of Science has two newly appointed fellows in the Teachers’ Academy of the University of Helsinki: university lecturer Olli Ruth and postdoctoral researcher Jokke Häsä.

The Teachers’ Academy is a network of distinguished university teachers, the only of its kind in Finland. Appointment to the Teachers’ Academy signifies special recognition for teaching merits and scholarship in the field of teaching. Continue reading

Kumpula jaksaa, vai jaksaako? Mental health and stress in studies — Save the date: 15 April 2019

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Kumpula jaksaa, vai jaksaako?

Tervetuloa kuuntelemaan ja keskustelemaan mielenterveydestä ja jaksamisesta opinnoissa.

Maanantaina 15.4.2019 Kumpulan kampuksella, Physicumin aulassa järjestetään tapahtuma, johon toivotamme tervetulleiksi niin opiskelijat, jatko-opiskelijat kuin henkilökunnan. 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

Experiences from teacher exchange: Helsinki–Milan

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

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

Fysikaalisten tieteiden kandiohjelman digiloikka

Fysiikan kandiohjelma osallistui yliopiston ”Opetuksen toteutuksen digiloikka” -projektiin lukuvuonna 2017-2018. Digiloikan toteuttamisessa keskityttiin hyviksi todettujen laskuharjoituskäytäntöjen vahvistamiseen sähköisillä työvälineillä.

Työkaluksi valikoitui Moodle-alustalla toimiva järjestelmä STACK, joka mahdollistaa interaktiivisten, palautetta antavien ja automaattisesti tarkistettavien matemaattisten tehtävien luomisen. Continue reading

Fruits of the event for the development of teaching

The Faculty of Science event for the development of teaching met on the 26th of October, 2018, at the Hotel Katajanokka (former Jail house). The theme for the day was Student well-being. During the day, knowledge and best practices were shared and work groups met. In this blog post I have collected the shared knowledge and practices. You are welcome to comment and continue the discussion for the development of teaching at the faculty! Continue reading

Henkilökunnan pedagogisen kehittymisen suunnitelma

Matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen tiedekunta on ensimmäisenä yksikkönä HY:ssä ottanut käyttöön opettajien henkilökohtaisen pedagogisen kehittymisen suunnitelman. Tarkoitus on, että jokainen tiedekunnassa opettava opetus- ja tutkimushenkilökunnan jäsen suunnittelee kehittymistään ja kehittyy paitsi tutkijana myös opettajana. Tavoitteena on, että vakituisilla opettajilla ja tutkijoilla on vähintään 25 op:n laajuiset yliopistopedagogiikan opinnot. 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”