University of Helsinki

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is the oldest, largest and most multidisciplinary higher education institution in Finland. It consistently ranks among the top 100 universities world-wide. The University of Helsinki is also one of the 20 members in the League of European Research Universities (LERU) sharing the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.

The work related to EIT ICT Labs takes place within the Department of Computer Science and the joint research institute with Aalto University: Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT. Both the department and Helsinki Institute for Information Technology were awarded the highest grade in the research review carried out in 2005.

The research at the Department of Computer Science combines theory with interaction with the application fields in a well-balanced whole. It is a world leader in algorithm and machine learning research and a key academic contributor to the success of Finnish industry in the telecom field. The Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki has over 2300 students. It is also one of the few national Centres of Excellence in University Education.

HIIT’s research ranges from fundamental methods and technologies to novel applications and their impact on people and society. HIIT’s key competences are in Internet architecture and technologies, mobile and human-centric computing, user-created media, analysis of large sets of data and probabilistic modeling of complex phenomena.


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