University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki (UH), established in 1640, is the largest institution of academic education in Finland. It is an international and multidisciplinary scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is composed of 11 faculties, independent institutes and several research centres and stations. The mission of the University of Helsinki is to produce research-based knowledge for the benefit of the whole world.
Competences & Capabilities
The UH is in the top 1% of the world’s research universities. Its scientific quality is manifested e.g. with over 75 ERC grants and by 100+ European projects running annually.
Scientific topics in food research include:
- Food production, quality, safety and packaging
- Healthy nutrition and consumer behaviour
- Precision farming, big data
- Multidisciplinary research and education platforms
- Modern infrastructure, e.g. research farm, greenhouses, process laboratories
Partner in the following EIT Food projectsView all EIT Food projects
projectDevelop shelf-stable and perceived and healthy processed foods
projectDiscover how circular business models transform urban food systems to tackle grand challenges through innovative solutions.
2021 > 2022projectFood Solutions brings together multi-disciplinary teams to tackle real-life industry challenges and develop innovative new solutions for the food system
projectIt is a global challenge to ensure sufficient food to feed future generations while utilizing natural resources in a sustainable manner.