University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland
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University of Art and Design Helsinki – Taideteollinen korkeakoulu
English language section of University of Art and Design Helsinki
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The University of Art and Design Helsinki is an international university that offers a wide array of courses in design, audiovisual communication, art education and art. It is the largest university of its kind in Scandinavia and has a strong and active international presence. The University was founded in 1871.
The number of students applying to study in the University of Art and Design Helsinki each year is over three thousand. Some 650 apply for the Master of Arts programs, roughly 250 of whom are from abroad. However, as per the record, only approximately 10 per cent of the applicants are admitted.
The University of Art and Design Helsinki imparts education and pursues research in the fields of design, motion picture, audiovisual communication, art education and arts. There are six schools and sixteen fields of education and research. The University is the largest art school in Scandinavia.
At present, there are nearly 1700 students enrolled in various courses in the University of Art and Design Helsinki, about 14% of whom come from abroad, and there are 400 teachers. Furthermore, 1700 students participate in extension studies annually and 800 students in the studies at the open university.
Nearly 3000 persons apply to University of Art and Design Helsinki annually, and an average of 9% are accepted as students. It is also possible to defend a doctorial dissertation. So far more than twenty doctors have taken their degrees. New students for the BA and MA programmes are selected in the spring.