University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki, established in 1640, is the most prominent academic research institution in Finland. The university has four campuses that accommodate eleven faculties. The University of Helsinki is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, a community of about 1600 students and 150 professors, lecturers, researchers and staff members, carries out basic and applied research in computer science, and offers advanced teaching based on that research. The focal areas for research at the department are data analysis, data networks and services, and software research. The department currently participates in four Finnish Centres of Excellence (CoE) doing research on Algorithmic Data Analysis, Cancer Genetics, Computational Inference, and Inversion Problems. The department has been selected two times as a National Centre of Excellence in university education in Finland.

The Department of Computer Science has a long tradition in doctoral education. Since 1970’s, around 120 PhD students have graduated from the department. To complete the PhD degree, students should write a PhD Thesis, based on their original research, as well as obtain 60 ECTS-compatible credits of postgraduate studies. Most of the PhD students at the department work in one of the department’s research groups. It is also possible to carry out the PhD studies alongside a job at an IT company or research institution.

Information on our PhD studies and the application procedure can be found at this page :

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