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.
University of Tampere
University of Tampere (UTA) is the favourite of the Finnish and international students when asked about the experiences of studying. In 2016, UTA 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. Read more here.
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. Read more here.
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. Read more here.
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. Read more here.
Member universities shine in international rankings
Nursing (UTU 41st and UEF 42nd)
Communication and Media (UTA 101st)
Life Sciences (UEF 151st-200th)
Education and Training (UTU 151st-200th)
Medicine (UTU and UeF 151st-200th)
Life Sciences (UEF 151st-200th)
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)
- QS World University Rankings by subject 2017
- The Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings 2017/2018
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2017)
Member universities offer a wide range of subjects
- Economics and Business Administration
- Social Sciences
- Forest Sciences
- Information and Communication Technology
- Health and Biomedical Sciences
- Language Studies
- Natural Sciences
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|