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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
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