The University of Turku is an international university, where academic education is based on high quality and often multidisciplinary research. The University of Turku, established in 1920, has seven faculties and 11 independent units. There are over 20,000 students and 3,300 staff members. University offers more than 300 courses in English. Exchange students are able to combine courses from different faculties. Each exchange student will have a personal tutor helping with practical matters. There are marvelous opportunities to study Finnish, Swedish, English and also other languages. University of Turku is located next to the historical center of the city, only a short walk from the heart of the city.
TurkuTurku, Finland5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in TurkuLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English, Finnish
Turku is the oldest city in Finland. Since its foundation in the late 13th Century, Turku has been Finland’s main gateway to the West, and the city also acts as a link between western (Stockholm) and eastern (St. Petersburg) cultural influences. It is located on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the River Aura, where it has maintained contacts with Scandinavia and continental Europe since the medieval times.
Turku has over 180,000 inhabitants, and it is officially a bilingual city (Finnish and Swedish). The Swedish name for the city is Åbo. The Finnish name Turku refers to a marketplace and the Swedish name Åbo to a dwelling by the river. The city is located 160 kilometers west of Helsinki, the capital. The city center is concentrated around the Market Square and the River Aura. In Turku, everything is easily within reach. The city layout is simple, efficient and easily accessible by bus, bike or on foot. Turku offers excellent travel connections to the rest of the country as well as abroad.