University of Turku
or Turun yliopisto
higher education institution in Finland.
University of Turku - Description
The University of Turku is an international research university and an active academic community of more than 25,000 students and employees. It was founded as the first Finnish-language university in the country in 1920. The university campus is located in the historical city centre of Turku - close to the unique nature and archipelago of Southwest Finland. As one of the leading universities in Finland, the University of Turku offers study and research opportunities in seven faculties and twelve special units and interdisciplinary centres. The University’s cross-cutting research is based on strong academic competence. Molecular biosciences form the widest area of strength in research. Other acknowledged areas of research research are cardiovascular and metabolic research, ecological studies, learning and education research, future studies and research on institutional design and social mechanisms. The University’s aim and ambition is to provide students with innovative problem solving skills and a high-standard, multidisciplinary education based on the latest research. A strong focus is placed on making research careers attractive and predictable. The University of Turku Graduate School coordinates PhD training and Doctoral Programmes, and the University hosts two Research Collegia which offer post-doctoral career opportunities. The University is active in international cooperation. It is...
Description of University of Turku
The University of Turku is an ambitious, research-led university with a broad spectrum of internationally acknowledged expertise. The University is recognised for the quality of research, teaching, and excellent student support services. The mission of the University is to promote free research and scientific civilization and to provide highest research-based education. As one of the leading universities in Finland, the University of Turku offers study and research opportunities in its seven faculties: Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, Social Science, Education and Turku School of Economics. The University is a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of prestigious universities in Europe. The University of Turku is internationally known and recognised for its research and the University has broad spectrum and extensive international contacts in science. The University acknowledges six areas of strength in research. The definition of these areas is based on the University's strategic goals, cooperation possibilities, future outlook, and the needs of society. The status of the current areas of strength has been established through the traditions of the faculties and groundbreaking research projects. The University has two Research Collegia which promote the research careers of young scholars and offer platforms for cutting-edge multidisciplinary research. There are ca 20 doctoral programmes several of which are focused on the areas of strength in research designated by the University. The University of Turku is a highly international university, where education and research are intertwined. Students are offered a variety of possibilities for international exchange in the collaborating Universities in different parts of the world. A close connection between scientific research and education is the starting point of both the postgraduate and undergraduate education at the University. High-standard, multi- and interdisciplinary research forms the basis of the University's activities, and education and societal impact of the University are built on this basis