Multidisciplinary. International. Research University.

The University of Turku is an active academic community of 25,000 students and employees, which conducts groundbreaking and interdisciplinary research. We engage in the development of Finnish and international education and innovations paving the way for a brighter future.

In addition to Turku, we have campuses in the cities of Rauma and Pori and operations all over Finland – all the way from Lapland to the Archipelago Sea.

The University Of Turku Is Among The Top 1% In The World
QS World University Rankings 2018

Effective research

We conduct research and work towards a better future and well-being.

We promote free, effective and open science. Our research is multidisciplinary and international, aiming towards new, interdisciplinary initiatives.

Our research is profiled through six thematic areas:

  • Biofuture
  • Children, young people and learning
  • Cultural memory and societal change
  • Digital futures
  • Drug development and diagnostics
  • Sea and maritime studies

Mission Statement

The University of Turku is an internationally competitive science university whose operations are based on high-quality, multidisciplinary research.

We promote education and free science and provide higher education that is based on research. The University is part of the international academic community. We collaborate closely with Finnish society and participate actively in the development of our region.

Strategic Goals

Effective research

We solve today's and tomorrow's complicated problems with the help of our basic research. We apply an interdisciplinary approach to our research in order to increase its quality and societal effectiveness. We strengthen the researcher career path, open science and support for research.

Responsible education

We are a multidisciplinary and inspiring higher education institution. Our education is based on the latest scientific knowledge and meets the changing needs of society. We ensure that the study tracks are flexible and straightforward.

A catalyst for social well-being and the economy

We recognise the innovations emerging from our research and our globally competitive education services. We promote an entrepreneurial attitude and the utilisation of research in collaboration with business life.

Community well-being

We are a responsible employer and our operations are built on common values. We are building an encouraging and interactive university, where it is a pleasure to study and work.

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.
  • A wide selection of optional and minor studies.
  • Active student life and versatile activities.
  • Compact campus where all is near.

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Inspiring research careers

The well-being of the entire University community is important to us. We want to support young researchers in their career and offer a research environment and community that inspires them to unique achievements and results.

17 Doctoral Programmes
170 Doctoral Degrees Annually
Innovations from research

The preventive effect of xylitol on teeth decay was first discovered at the Institute of Dentistry of the University of Turku. Each year, over a hundred different innovations and dozens of invention disclosures originate from the research conducted at the University.

Creative, agile and innovative

We develop entrepreneurial attitude and activities in the entire University. We offer a growth platform for startups and spinoffs stemming from top research.

Build your future career with us

The University of Turku is a popular destination for exchange, Master’s degree and doctoral studies. We collaborate with over 400 universities worldwide and offer our students a wide selection of courses and programmes taught in English.

20,000 students from over 100 countries
Annually 650 incoming and
750 outgoing exchange students

95% of International Students Chose Us Due To High-Quality Research

Welcome to the Student City of Turku

The Turku Campus of the University of Turku is located close to the city centre and the Aura river near the other higher education institutions, Turku Science Park companies, and the Turku University Hospital. The campus area extends from Turku Cathedral all the way to the Kupittaa railway station.

All the important services for students, personnel, and visitors alike are found close to the campus. Getting around everywhere is handy either by walking, cycling or by the Föli city buses.

The joint goal of the higher education institutions of Turku and the City of Turku is to be Finland's best student city! Active student life, easy and well-functioning public transport, and affordable housing are Turku's great assets. As many as 99% of the city's students of higher education institutions recommend Turku as a student city to their friends.

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 quality of life and is a lucrative location for students as well as for skilled professionals.

According to the strategic target set by the City, by 2029 Turku will be the Northern Baltic’s most interesting city, with a strong foundation in both arts and sciences. Turku is building up unique assets – creative manufacturing industry, biotechnology, logistics expertise – through cluster conveniences and synergies.

Welcome to Turku, Finland!

Programs taught in:
  • English (UK)

This school also offers:

MSc

University of Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences — Biomedical Imaging specialisation track trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical ... [+]

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Biomedical Imaging - More Than You Can Imagine! The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences — Biomedical Imaging specialisation track trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills in diverse imaging methods and technologies.

The studies in Biomedical Imaging provide you with strong knowledge on either cellular biology, anatomy and physiology, nanomedicine or biophysics, depending on the area of your specialisation. You will study in a highly international environment and gain excellent theoretical and practical skills in a wide range of imaging techniques and applications as well as in image analysis.

In addition, the courses cover light microscopy, advanced fluorescence techniques, super-resolution imaging techniques, PET, electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. An understanding of the use of multimedia in a scientific context and excellent academic writing skills are emphasised. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides you with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many different areas in cell biology and biomedicine.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
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2 years
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University of Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences – Drug Discovery and Development specialisation track trains experts for the entire drug development chain. ... [+]

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Welcome to Discover New Drugs With Us! The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences – Drug Discovery and Development specialisation track trains experts for the entire drug development chain.

The studies in Drug Discovery and Development give you a deep understanding of up-to-date methods applied to identify and validate new drug targets and to generate lead drug molecules. It also provides knowledge of technological innovations as well as methods of clinical drug research and development phases, clinical trial design, study planning and biostatistics. In addition, you will learn about drug regulatory science and pharmacovigilance.

After graduation, you will master drug discovery and development processes as well as procedures applied in drug regulatory science. You will also be familiar with the role of drug regulatory authorities during the life span of a drug. The University of Turku also offers Drug Research Doctoral Programme for post-graduate studies.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English (US)
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2 years
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University of Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences – Medicinal and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry specialisation track equips you with theoretical and practical skills i ... [+]

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How to find, identify, design and target new drugs? The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences – Medicinal and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry specialisation track equips you with theoretical and practical skills in drug screening, identification, design and targeting.

The programme in Medicinal and Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry provides you with strong knowledge on one or more of the following topics that cover the chemistry of drug development from slightly different perspectives: bio-organic chemistry, radiopharmaceutical chemistry and natural compound chemistry. In addition, you will learn to master the state-of-the-art methods needed for the full identification of drug molecules and for their quantitation from different types of tissues and metabolite mixtures. Our approach gives you strong hands-on knowledge on medicinal chemistry since practical laboratory work forms the soul of our programme.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English (US)
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2 years
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University of Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences – Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics specialisation track will equip you for a career in the exciting field of b ... [+]

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Master the exciting field of biotechnology! The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences – Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics specialisation track will equip you for a career in the exciting field of biotechnology and translation research.

Through the programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics you will obtain extensive theoretical and practical expertise on central concepts and techniques in modern molecular biotechnology and diagnostics.

You will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge in practice for the development of novel tools and methods for the detection of molecular substances. The education is focused on the key technologies of diagnostics and molecular biology with opportunities to apply this knowledge both to medical and other areas of diagnostics.... [-]

Finland Turku Namibia Windhoek
August 2020
English (US)
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2 years
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University of Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in Human Neuroscience educates future experts to understand and measure human brain function and performance. ... [+]

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Do you have the brain and mind for human neuroscience? The Master's Degree Programme in Human Neuroscience educates future experts to understand and measure human brain function and performance.

Students of the Master’s Degree Programme in Human Neuroscience will get a deep understanding of human brain function. They will learn non-invasive imaging methods to investigate brain activation and structure as well as behavioural methods to measure human cognition and performance. The Programme gives a strong foundation to work as a human neuroscience expert in various industries requiring knowledge and skills to tackle the complex brain-behaviour issues. Graduates are expected to find jobs, for example, in drug development, in companies developing novel health and game products, and in customised marketing research. The Programme also gives a strong basis to continue studies towards a PhD.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
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Master

University of Turku

Master's Degree Programme in Future Health and Technology offers you a unique possibility to gain multidisciplinary and international expertise in health technology - one ... [+]

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Boost your future by combining health and technology in your education. Master's Degree Programme in Future Health and Technology offers you a unique possibility to gain multidisciplinary and international expertise in health technology - one of the most rapidly growing fields worldwide.

The Future Health & Technology is an international, multidisciplinary Master’s degree programme organised in collaboration of two universities: Fudan University and the University of Turku, and four departments: Department of Nursing Science and Department of Future Technologies at the University of Turku; School of Nursing and School of Information Science and Technology at Fudan University. Based on the various strengths and expertise of these departments this programme will respond to future professional needs in a modern way by connecting two important educational fields: health and technology.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Opiskelijakaupunki Turku - The City of Students

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Student and Admissions Services
University of Turku
20014 Turun yliopisto

Turku, FI
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Seminaarinkatu 1

Rauma, 26100 FI