The University provides students with innovative problem solving skills and high-standard, multidisciplinary education based on the most up-to-date research.
The multidisciplinary and international University of Turku is an attractive research environment for researchers at different stages of their careers.
A straightforward researcher career path and the advancement of international mobility increase the quality and effectiveness of research. In accordance with our strategy, we are increasing the number of postdoctoral researchers recruited through international application processes, and we are developing the use of the Tenure Track system further in the whole University.
UTU International Office is responsible for the administration and support of incoming and outgoing students and staff.
We are responsible for the mobility agreements and cooperation with our partner universities abroad. The International Office administers and coordinates several international programmes and projects. We administer grants mostly for outgoing students and staff.
The housing situation in Turku is relatively good and student appartments are of easy walking, cycling or a bus ride distance from the campus.
It is your responsibility to arrange accommodation for yourself. University of Turku cannot unfortunately guarantee or arrange housing for students and therefore we recommend that you apply housing well in advance, observing the deadlines set by individual housing providers.
In future, Turku University Library will consist of six libraries with equal status. As recently as 2010, the University Library had 17 libraries on the Turku campus. One of these is the former main library, located on the University Hill, and after the reform it will be renamed as Feeniks Library.
You can access the wireless network anywhere on campus. There are two networks: UTU Visitor for Visitors and Eduroam.
All students are recommended to have a valid health insurance during their studies in Turku. Only with proper health insurance can all the costs be covered if you become ill during you stay in Finland.
The Turku Campus of the University of Turku is located close to the city centre and the Aura river nearby 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.
CampusSport offers sports services for the students and staff of the higher education institutions in Turku.
The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY, Turun yliopiston ylioppilaskunta) is a public corporation completely independent of the University of Turku. The membership fee of the Union is compulsory to all students.
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