Bronze League
University of Turku

Finland

University of Turku, Turku, Finland

379 World
rank
7 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1920
Short name:
UTU
Type:
Public
Students:
12330
Faculty:
850
Faculty/Students Ratio:
15
:
1
Web-site:
www.utu.fi
Region:
Europe
Location:
Turku
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 379 49.571
Teaching 296 55.328
Research 441 42.073
International Diversity 485 36.785
Financial Sustainability 368 58.552
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 373 45.32
Research Perfomance Rankings 268 59.803
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TEACHING
World Rank: 296
Country rank: 6
Score: 55.328
League: Silver League
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name
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 441
Country rank: 5
Score: 42.073
League: Copper League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 485
Country rank: 8
Score: 36.785
League: Copper League
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weight
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name
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 368
Country rank: 7
Score: 58.552
League: Bronze League
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name
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10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

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 - with expertise ranging from humanities, economics and social sciences to medicine and science. The University of Turku has close co-operation in research and education with a number of universities and higher education institutions around the world. It is a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of prestigious universities in Europe. Over 1,600 international students from over 95 countries study annually at the University of Turku. Thanks to the outstanding services, compact campus and active academic society, international students and scholars feel at home from the very beginning of their stay.

Mission Statement

The University of Turku is an internationally competitive university, the operation of which is based on high-quality multidisciplinary research. The University promotes free research and academic education and provides higher education based on research. The University`s aim and ambition is to provide students with innovative problem solving skills and a high-standard, multidisciplinary education. Molecular biosciences form the widest area of strength in research. Other strategic areas of strength are cardiovascular and metabolic research, ecological interactions and ecological genetics research, learning and education research, future studies and research on institutional design and social mechanisms. A strong focus is placed on making research careers attractive and predictable. To meet the needs of the society, public and private sectors, the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) aims to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other positions of expertise. It provides systematic and high quality doctoral training on academic topics as well as on transferable skills and career planning. Each Doctoral Candidate has a personal supervisor and the progress of the doctoral dissertation is followed regularly. The University of Turku also hosts two multidisciplinary research collegia: Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) and Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine (TCSM). Their aim is to to promote cutting-edge research and also the research careers of young scholars. The University of Turku takes an active role in the society and in Copperation with other higher education institutions, public sector research institutions and companies in the region and around the world.