Why Finland?

Did you know that the happiest people live in Finland?

Finland has been ranked 1st four times in a row (2018-2021) in the UN’s seventh annual World Happiness Report to be the happiest country in the world.
Finland is the world’s happiest country!

Finland – a superpower of education and innovations

In global rankings, Finland is evaluated as the most innovative, happiest and safest country in the world. Finland’s world-class education system forms the foundation of the country’s success, helping it find solutions to local and global challenges.

Working in Finland and at the University of Turku or Åbo Akademi University

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education. The University of Turku is ranked in the top 1 % of universities in the world. We warmly welcome you to our multicultural working community. In case you are arriving in Finland for the first time, we offer good support and orientation.

Åbo Akademi University is an internationally acknowledged research university characterized by its responsibilities towards Swedish-speaking Finland. We conduct ambitious bioscience research and provide high-quality education in collaboration with industry and other universities.

Please learn more about the culture and people: Working culture | This is Finland   

Please see what it is really like to work here at the University of Turku:

Turku region is located in the southwestern Finland and is a home for 320,000 people. Turku is a former capital and a major urban area in Finland. The city has a rich cultural history and is the gateway to a most beautiful archipelago. Turku is a leading hub for technological development and economic growth.  

Turku is on the New York Times list of 52 places to experience in 2021. The city was chosen from over 2000 reader proposals as the only Finnish city to be included.  Learn more about Turku

Story 1: International work community that offers excellent support for its researchers

Story 2: The video is about moving with a family and having a work-life-balance. Enable Closed Captions for English subtitles.

The video presents the Core Facilities at Turku Bioscience, a joint technology center of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. In molecular biosciences, advanced technologies along with clever thinking drive discoveries and innovation. The aim of Turku Bioscience is to provide expertise and cutting-edge technologies to both academic and corporate users. Our goal is to provide technologies that are state-of-the-art and even beyond state-of-the-art. When it comes to intellectual input, the services at Turku Bioscience also benefit from the excellent research carried out by the investigators at Turku Bioscience.