List of universities in Finland

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A list of universities in Finland. Institutions of higher education are designated universities by Finnish legislation.[1] Only these universities have the right to confer the degrees in the categories alempi korkeakoulututkinto/lägre högskoleexamen (Bachelor's degree) and ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/högre högskoleexamen (Master's degree) and doctoral degrees.[2]

In addition to the universities, Finland has another, separate system of tertiary education, the ammattikorkeakoulu/yrkeshögskola, which is variously translated as polytechnic or as a University of Applied Sciences (see a list of polytechnics in Finland). The polytechnics have the right to confer degrees in categories ammattikorkeakoulututkinto/yrkeshögskoleexamen and ylempi ammattikorkeakoulututkinto/högre yrkeshögskoleexamen. In international usage, these degrees are classified as bachelor's and master's degrees.[2]

Universities[edit]

Multidisciplinary universities[edit]

The Finnish universities are (sorted by the year of establishment):

No Name Established date Type Location Students Administrative staff
1 University of Helsinki 1640 Public Helsinki 34833 8000 [3]
2 Åbo Akademi University 1918 Public Turku, Vaasa and Jakobstad 5500 1300 [4]
3 University of Turku 1920 Public Turku, Pori 19488 3319 [5]
4 University of Tampere 1925 Public Tampere, Pori 14430 1982 [6]
5 University of Jyväskylä 1934 Public Jyväskylä 14492 2583 [7]
6 University of Oulu 1958 Public Oulu 14221 2852 [8]
7 University of Vaasa 1968 Public Vaasa 5048 498 [9]
8 University of Lapland 1979 Public Rovaniemi 4349 633 [10]
9 University of Eastern Finland 2010 Public Joensuu, Kuopio, and Savonlinna 15000 2800 [11]
10 Aalto University 2010 Public Espoo and Helsinki 18116 4424 [12]

Specialised universities[edit]

In Finland, there are also some institutions of higher education that have full university status, but which specialise in certain academic fields:

No Name Established date Type Location Students Administrative staff
1 Hanken School of Economics 1909 Public Helsinki, Vaasa 2200 130
2 Tampere University of Technology 1965 Public Tampere, Pori 8295 1713
3 Lappeenranta University of Technology 1969 Public Lappeenranta 4900 893
4 National Defence University 1993 Public Helsinki 850 350
5 University of the Arts Helsinki 2013 Public Helsinki 1993 729

The National Defence University is not considered a university by Finnish law, although it has the authority to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and to pursue free research, and its rector is a member of the Council of Finnish University rectors.[13] The practical effect of this distinction is minor, and most notable in the administrative organisation of the university, which is military instead of civilian.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yliopistolaki/Universitetslag (558/2009). 1 §. Retrieved 10-3-2007. (in Finnish) (in Swedish)
  2. ^ a b Asetus korkeakoulututkintojen järjestelmästä/Förordning om högskolornas examenssystem (464/1998) as amended by decree 426/2005 1.1 §, section 1 and 8 §. Retrieved 10-3-2007. (in Finnish) (in Swedish)
  3. ^ "The University of Helsinki in Brief - University of Helsinki". 17 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Åbo Akademi - Startsida". Åbo Akademi. 
  5. ^ "Yliopiston avaintiedot". www.utu.fi. 
  6. ^ "University - Tampereen yliopisto". www.uta.fi. 
  7. ^ "Graafiset esitykset - Statistics". Jyväskylän yliopisto. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  9. ^ "Avaintiedot". www.uva.fi. 27 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Yliopisto - Lapin yliopisto". www.ulapland.fi. 
  11. ^ "Introduction - UEF". www.uef.fi. 
  12. ^ "Avaintietoa ja vuosittaiset raportit". 12 November 2013. 
  13. ^ Finnish Council of University Rectors. Member Universities Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 10-3-2007.