University of Helsinki

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Formation1640
HeadquartersHelsinki, Finland
TypePublic
The oldest and largest university in Finland

The University of Helsinki is a public research university located in Helsinki, Finland since 1829, but founded in the city of Turku (in Swedish Åbo) in 1640 as the Royal Academy of Åbo, at that time part of the Swedish Empire. It is the oldest and largest university in Finland with the widest range of disciplines available. In 2020, around 31,600 students were enrolled in the degree programs of the university spread across 11 faculties and 11 research institutes.[1]

The university is bilingual, with teaching by law provided both in Finnish and Swedish. Since Swedish, albeit an official language of Finland, is a minority language, Finnish is by far the dominating language at the university. Teaching in English is extensive throughout the university at master, licentiate, and doctoral levels, making it a de facto third language of instruction.

Research

In September 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense provided the university with more than four million euros, stated to be funding for the treatment of MYC genes and breast cancer.[2]


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
Georg Ehrnrooth27 July 192617 October 2010FinlandPolitician
Lawyer
Right-wing and anti-communist politician. Part of the patrician Ehrnrooth family, which has several Bilderbergers.
Eljas Erkko1 June 189520 February 1965FinlandPolitician
Editor
As Foreign Minister, botched the negotiations with the Soviet Union before the Winter War. President of International Press Institute 1954-56
Olli-Pekka Heinonen25 June 1964FinlandCivil servantFinnish politician and civil servant. Bilderberg boost in 2011, when he became Prime Minister's state secretary.
Jon Hellevig26 February 196226 May 2020FinlandJournalist
Lawyer
Seppo Honkapohja7 March 1951FinlandAcademic
Central banker
Finnish economist
Paavo Lipponen23 April 1941FinlandJournalist
Politician
Penta-Bilderberger, Prime Minister of Finland
Kaius Niemi1974FinlandEditor
Jorma Ollila15 August 1950FinlandBusinesspersonShell chairman, Nokia CEO, Bilderberg steering committee
Hanna RajalahtiFinlandEditorFinnish editor of business magazine.
Martin Scheinin4 November 1954FinlandAcademic
Matti Vanhanen4 November 1955Finland


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