University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+ provides continuing education and development services for professionals, institutions, organisations, enterprises, states, and individuals. Our services reflect all academic fields of the University of Helsinki, and although based on solid research, our training programmes are designed to serve practice. In our development and consultancy services we believe in collaboration and empowerment. Our role in development programmes is to assist our collaboration partners during the process and support them to take the ownership of the project and implement it in a sustainable way.

The University of Helsinki

The Univeristy of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. 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’s Faculty of Educational Sciences and the Department of Education have been instrumental contributors to Finland’s achievements in the fields of education, learning, and equality.

The University of Helsinki is the only Finnish university to consistently rank in the top 100 of international university rankings. There are approximately 18 000 universities in the world.

In 2017, the University of Helsinki placed 56th in the Shanghai Ranking, 90th in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking and 102th in the QS World University Ranking and 81th in the Taiwan (NTU) ranking.

Optimizing Education Systems

For countries aiming to enhance the performance of their education systems, we offer expertise to evaluate current performance and to design and execute development. Our Education Reforms are designed to cover all levels of education – from Early Childhood Education to University or College levels.

We also offer Organisational Development Programmes which are more set to fine-tune and reshape existing structures and approaches. We help organisations to find the best working solutions to their challenges through learning and education. The duration of the Education Reforms and Organisational Development Programmes can vary from one month to several years.

Professional Competence Development

The eleven high standard faculties of the University of Helsinki form a solid basis for providing education for professionals in diverse fields. Our Professional Development Programmes seek to build and support change in the knowledge and skills of the participants. Our Master Classes in Finland and Intensive Training Programmes in participants’ home country include leadership development and in-service training.

The fields of our Professional Competence Development programmes reflect all academic fields of the University of Helsinki and the multifaceted needs in the current working life. The duration of a Master Class typically varies from one to three weeks, and the duration of an Intensive Training Programme can vary from one week up to an academic year depending on the programme’s specific objectives.


Our unique UniVisit concepts provide you with an insight into the Finnish education system and expertise. Eduvisits are customised professional educational visits designed to showcase Finnish practices in education. Medical Science Visits showcase the internationally renowned medical campus of the University of Helsinki and Law and Society Visits the Finnish Rule of Law and practices. For groups interested in study opportunities at the University of Helsinki we offer Admission Visits.

We help you to connect with the University of Helsinki’s top professionals, scientists, and researchers, as well as Finnish schools, companies, and government organisations. The duration of a UniVisit can vary from a few hours to a few weeks depending on the group’s specific requirements.


Finland is one of the safest countries in the world with excellent and internationally high-ranking education for children. Our UniCamps offer children aged 8–18 innovative educational activities in dedicated science, sport and language centres, surrounded by Finnish nature.

We offer Science, Adventure and Language Camps which are all tailored to the needs and wishes of each group and can take place both in summer and in winter. The educational activities support the development of 21st century skills and utilise innovative Finnish pedagogical approaches and methods. The duration of a UniCamp is typically from one to two weeks.