FI: Helsingin Yliopisto


Helsingin Yliopisto, or the University of Helsinki (UoH), is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector. The university, with almost 4,000 researchers and teachers, operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations. There are 35,000 students, and a further 30,000 participate in adult education. University of Helsinki (UoH), Faculty of Medicine houses five institutes: the Institute of Biomedicine, the Institute of Dentistry, the Hjelt Institute, the Institute of Clinical Medicine, and the Haartman Institute (clinical-theoretical medicine).
Helsingin Yliopisto’s Department of International Exchange Services also has significant experience of organising exchange programes and Erasmus Agreements with a range of partner institutions. The Departments of Forensic Medicine and Public Health at the University of Helsinki were merged in early 2010, to form the Hjelt Institute. The Department of Public Health Department trains medical students, doctoral degree graduate students performing as well as health care, and physicians specializing in occupational health care. In addition, the facility is responsible for all specialty areas specializing in local leadership training. The Department work function of epidemiology, medical sociology, health economics, health care management, genetics and occupational health experts. Scientists doing research cooperation with many domestic and international groups. The Department also acts as a microbiological laboratory that makes the microbiology within the scope of such testing. In addition, the faculty has a financially independent research programme unit with 6 research programmes.

The Hjelt Institute provides basic training for medical students, specialist training in forensic science, health care and health care, education, the right to a specialist qualification in dentistry to dentists as well as scientific training. Students from other disciplines are also involved in the Institute's teaching. The Department of Forensic Medicine also performs forensic autopsies, forensic chemical assays, DNA analysis, paternity testing and clinical forensic examinations. The Institute's researchers work in large-scale national and international collaborative networks in diverse domestic and international funding.

Primary role in the project

UoH’s role in the project will be to sit on the Quality Planning Group to oversee the implementation of the Quality Plan. In addition, they, in common with all partners in the project, they will input into the networking and dissemination activities of the project (WP2 and WP7) and input into the Education and Training Research aspects of the project (WP3). In order to ensure this project is managed appropriately, UoH will define its role in the project clearly, participate mutually in the key work packages, plan project inputs, manage project outcomes and outputs carefully, suggesting remedial actions, where appropriate, to get the project back on track. UoH will maintain IT and paper based records of the project.


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