Universities in Helsinki

Hanken School of Economics

Over a hundred years old and with two campus at opposite ends of Finland, Hanken is a very highly regarded business school with around 2,200 students across both campuses. There are study programmes at various levels, but they all revolve around economics and business administration.

The alumni of Hanken now work in 65 countries across the world, which is testament to the versatile skills and knowledge the university imparts on its graduates. If you need another reason to believe in the quality of their teaching, they are the only standalone business school in Finland and are making a serious success of it! The university is located right in the centre of Helsinki, so if your accommodation is a little way out then you’ll just need to hop on the public transport to make the trip in!

University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki has been educating the Finnish people for nearly 400 years and it shows no sign of slowing up. You can study all sorts of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD courses, and while the university is official bilingual in Swedish and Finnish, virtually everything is taught in Finnish or English.

The institution is typically ranked in the top 100 across the world, which is a good reflection of the quality of teaching and facilities at the university. There are four campuses in Helsinki itself, but also nine other locations around the area.

Aalto University

In 2010, three separate universities merged together to form the Aalto University. It joined the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki and Helsinki University of Technology. Despite all merging together, the university buildings are actually spread out over about 10km! The Otaniemi campus is located in Espoo, which is around 20 minutes away by bus from the centre of Helsinki.

Between its different departments, the university is able to offer courses from Business and Finance to all sorts of engineering disciplines!

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