University of Turku

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The University of Turku (UTU) is an inspiring and international academic community of 25,000 students and staff. We build a sustainable future with multidisciplinary research, education, and collaboration. We educate creative and proactive future experts who will solve complex scientific questions and social issues.

Our graduates have excellent collaboration skills, the ability to create work for themselves and others, and expertise that can be applied to different sectors of society.

Multidisciplinary education based on the most up-to-date research

In international university comparisons, the University of Turku ranks among the top 1 % of universities in the world. Our strengths are high-quality, international and diverse educational offerings.

We offer a wide choice of international Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programmes and also non-degree studies and courses in English for visiting and exchange students. Thanks to the outstanding services, compact campus, and active academic society, international students feel at home from the very beginning of their stay with us at the University of Turku, Finland!

Facts about the University of Turku

  • founded as the first Finnish-language university in the country in 1920
  • 100th anniversary celebrations in 2020
  • 8 faculties, 130 disciplines
  • 94 degree programmes in Finnish and 29 international degree programmes in English
  • students from over 100 different countries, exchange destinations in over 80 countries

What is studying and student life like at the Univeristy of Turku? Follow the university ambassadors in social media: #utuambassador

Watch the video and find out, why the Mayor of Turku Minna Arve chose the University of Turku as her place of study - and what she has done since graduating. (Go to settings to turn on English subtitles.)