Remember to sign up for the closing event

UNITalent participants have all received an email with a link to sign up for the closing event on 25.4.24, 16-18.

It’s a unique event for many reasons! It is the first time we are able to organize a live meeting for UNITalent participants and hosts.  We are getting together in the Crowne Plaza hotel in Helsinki for an event consisting of short speeches, networking and coctails. It’s an easygoing occasion, and we hope to see as many of this year’s UNITalentees in person as possible!

UNITalent will open for application again in autumn – 24, details will be posted here soon!

Kick-off 1st February, 4 pm

Kick-off slides


16:00-16:05 Welcome, Anna Storgårds on behalf of the UNITalent coordination team

16:05- 16:15 Greetings from Sari Lindblom, Rector of the University of Helsinki

16:15-16:25 Greetings from Glenn Gassen, Director of Migration Affairs at the City of Helsinki.

16:25- 16:35 Aims and structure of the programmme, Anna Storgårds

16:35- 16:45 Next steps, Inka Saarela on the behalf of UNITalent coordination team

The kick- off continues in some of the groups


Info session 19.10 material

Here are the slides UNITalent Info 19.10.23 and the recording (check your downloads folder) of the event.

We are working on the website and will have the organizations listed here latest the 30.10, when application opens. Meanwhile, you can see the which the host organizations are in the slides!

Please get in touch if there is anything you need clarification on!


Coming up!

Are you interested in joining UNITalent?

The application time is 30.10 – 15.11.2023 for the programme that starts in February and finishes at the end of April.

It’s recommended that you attend the online info- session 19th October, 4-5 pm.

Sign up by 19.10, 12 o’clock. You’ll get the zoom link to your email.

Welcome to hear more about UNITalent and to ask questions!

HITP becomes UNITalent – also international doctoral researchers can apply!

The name has changed but the aim of the program continues to be building professional networks between international students and companies as well as to give more field specific information about working life in Finland. You will have a special opportunity to get connected with professionals of your own field.

The program has been running since 2020 and is part of supporting international students work life skills and networks. But do not just take our word for it – read testimonials from students and organizations.  

How does it work?

  • Application period will be in the fall 30.10- 15.11.2023
  • The program duration will be 3 months, from February to April 2024
  • Each student / researcher will be a part of a group (min. 10) hosted by an organization / company
  • Meetings might be online / onsite depending on the host, since the call is for organizations all over Finland
  • University of Helsinki Career Services will support you though this process!

What we offer?

  • A unique opportunity to connect with an organization from your field of interest
  • Getting a deeper understanding of work life in Finland from the employer’s point of view
  • Those very needed professional networks within your UNITalent group and your host organization
  • Open dialogue and contact with the employer side

Who can join?

  • All international master’s degree students at the University of Helsinki
  • All international doctoral researchers at the University of Helsinki

What is new in UNITalent?

  • The name: HITP became UNITalent
  • We wanted to include also international researchers
  • The duration is shorter (3 months)
  • We are looking also nationwide for more host organizations to support our internationals


Since we in UNITalent are here for you, please contact us for any questions: careerservices(at)