Among the world’s best universities

Finland University’s member universities are some of the best multidisciplinary universities in the world. They are consistently ranked among the world’s top universities in global university rankings, placing all among the top 2% in the world. Each university has its own characteristics, together they represent a wide range of experience and study options to choose from.

Tampere University

Tampere University

Tampere University is the favourite of the Finnish and international students when asked about the experiences of studying. In 2016, Tampere University received an Outstanding International Student Satisfaction Award. Tampere is also ranked among the top 100 best student cities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2017.

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University of Turku

University of Turku

University of Turku (UTU) is ranked among the best universities and business schools in Europe. Over 20,000 universities in the world, UTU is among the top one percent. In the 2018 QS World University Rankings, UTU was ranked as 276th.

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University of Eastern Finland

University of Eastern Finland

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) has been ranked one of the best young universities in the world. Since launching its operations in 2010, UEF has appeared annually in several ranking listing the world’s leading universities.

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Åbo Akademi University

Åbo Akademi University

Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) is known for its excellent employment situation among graduates and doctors: 92 % work with tasks that correspond to their education. ÅAU has a strong position on the Finnish educational market, in the interaction with society and business life, and in international research.

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Member universities shine in international rankings

by subject

top 100

Nursing (UTU 41st and UEF 42nd)
Communication and Media (UTA 101st)
Life Sciences (UEF 151st-200th)

top 200

Education and Training (UTU 151st-200th)
Medicine (UTU and UeF 151st-200th)
Life Sciences (UEF 151st-200th)

top 300

Arts and Humanities (UTU and UTA)
Pharmacy and Pharmacology (UEF and UTU)
English Language and Literature (UTA)
Life Sciences and Medicine (UTU)
Biomedical Sciences (UEF and UTU)
Education and Training (UEF)
Chemical Engineering (ÅAU)
Psychology (UTU)


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Member universities offer a wide range of subjects

Finland ranks high in global surveys

Well educated citizens are the source of Finland’s success stories and the base for good performance in rankings. About hundred years ago, Finland decided to invest in education. Today, Finland is a leading country measured by almost any indicator, including equality, well-being and economic prosperity.

Universities are an important part of Finnish society, and the open cooperation between universities and private entities create strong base for innovations. This is also seen in Universitas 21 Ranking 2017 – a ranking of higher education systems based on resources, environment, connectivity and output – where Finland is among the top 6 countries in the world at providing higher education.

Global Competitive Index

Institutions Health and Primary Education Fragile Index
1. Finland 1. Finland 1. Finland
2. Singapore 2. Singapore 2. Norway
3. New Zealand 3. Belgium 3. New Zealand
4. Sweden 4. Netherlands 4. Denmark
5. Norway 5. Japan 5. Switzerland
6. Switzerland 6. New Zealand 6. Australia