UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
The University of Turku (UTU) is an international research university located in Southwest Finland in the Student city of Turku. We are an active academic community of nearly 24,000 students and employees with over 100 nationalities.
Our aim and ambition are to provide students with innovative problem-solving skills and a high-standard, multidisciplinary education based on the latest research.
The University of Turku is the most international university in Finland (THE Ranking 2016) offering study and research opportunities in seven faculties and seven special units and interdisciplinary centres – expertise ranking from humanities to natural sciences.
Our teaching staff is determined to develop the students' skills for working life, as well as new study environments and methods. The graduates of UTU are creative experts and future visionaries who reach beyond the traditional discipline borders. Thanks to our outstanding services, compact campus and active student life, international students feel at home and safe from the very beginning of their stay.
10 Best reasons to choose UTU
- UTU is the most international university in Finland
- Master Degree and Doctoral Programmes based on our strengths in research
- Future career prospects
- Generous scholarships available for talented students
- Professors and lecturers that challenge you to learn
- Personal support and services throughout your studies
- Excellent facilities and learning environments
- Wide selection of optional and minor studies
- Active student life and versatile activities
- Compact campus where all is near
Read more: utu.fi/masters
Welcome to the Turku Health Campus
The University of Turku is the right choice and environment to study your Master’s Degree in biomedicine! We have several internationally distinguished research concentrations including thematic collaborations in Biofuture, Bioimaging, Drug Development and Diagnostics. Bioscience success stories are born from strong research in the fields of cancer research, molecular biosciences, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases research. For instance, our host defence and autoimmune disease research are internationally at the top of the field, as is the development of diagnostics and imaging methods.
The exceptionally extensive campus area in Turku, called the Turku Health Campus, is a significant centre of operations in health and biosciences. The campus forms the largest multi-professional education cluster in medicine and health sciences in Finland. The Hospital District of Southwest Finland, the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Novia University of Applied Sciences are actively developing the services and operations in the area. Turku University Hospital is in the top three of the Nordic university hospitals according to the citation rates in Health Sciences.
In addition to advancing the prerequisites for research and education, the collaboration develops the business and innovation activities in the region. A majority of the new drug molecules created in Finland have been developed in Turku. In addition, roughly half of Finland’s medical and diagnostics industry is situated in Turku.
University Rankings: UTU among the Best 1 %
Expertise found in Turku has also been noticed worldwide. Success in international university rankings and the multiple recognitions and awards are great examples. Of the over 20,000 universities in the world, the University of Turku is among the top one percent.
In nine subjects, including e.g. Medicine, Biological Sciences, Dentistry and Nursing, the University of Turku ranks among the 200 best in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016). 4,226 universities in 42 subject areas were evaluated, and the ranking was based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
Read more: utu.fi/rankings
Welcome to the Student City of Turku
The University Campus in Turku is located near the city centre. With a bike or on foot you can easily move from one place – and time – to another. In 1640 the first university students in Finland began their studies right here in Turku. Today, on the same campus, future innovations and technologies are developed and Turku is a genuine student city with over 40,000 university students.
Reasonable living costs with many housing options, full-scale public and private services, vivid cultural life and a variety of outdoor recreation possibilities by the surrounding Archipelago Sea guarantee that Turku offers the best location and the best quality of life for your Master’s studies.
Welcome to Turku, Finland!
Check out the video done by our students at the Master’s Degree programme of Bioimaging ( a joint programme of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University in Turku)
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