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University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640.



The University of Helsinki was established in 1640, and during the years, the academic community has grown into 40,000 people spread across 11 faculties. The University of Helsinki has contributed to the establishment of a fair and equal society that is considered one of the best in the world. The current strategic plan of the University of Helsinki emphasises four research themes: wellbeing for humans and our environment, a humane and fair world, a sustainable future for our planet, and the possibilities that limitless curiosity opens up – a universe of ideas and opportunities. The strategy is based on common values, which are ruth, Bildung, freedom and inclusivity.

The University of Helsinki participated in establishing the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) which brings together universities, companies, and the public sector in developing practical artificial intelligence solutions that are reliable, safe, and easy to use.

The Department of Computer Science is a leading teaching and research unit in its area in Finland. The research groups address significant research challenges in their areas of expertise, such as data analytics, AI, and security and privacy.


Pietari Kalmin katu 5
00560 Helsinki

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VesselAI aims at realising a holistic, beyond the state-of-the-art AI-empowered framework for decision-support models, data analytics and visualisations to build digital twins and maritime applications for a diverse set of cases with high impact, includin...