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​The University of Turku, established in 1920, is a truly international research university with 7 faculties and 11 independent units. There are over 20,000 students and 3,300 staff members. Of the over 20,000 universities in the world, the University of Turku is among the top one percent. The University of Turku cooperates globally through numerous university networks, programmes and projects. As well as being part of some of the oldest and most prestigious networks, the university is active in creating connections to new areas. In the campus area, one can meet students, teachers and researchers with 95 different nationalities.

Geographical location - Finland and the City of Turku

Finland is a European country geogrphically located in northern Europe. Most of the population is concentrated in the triangle formed by the cities of Helsinki (the capital), Tampere, and Turku. Finland’s neighbors are Sweden in the West, Norway in the West and North and Russia in the East. Finland joined the European union in 1995, and since 2002 euro has been the currency in Finland.
The City of Turku is Finland's oldest city. It is located by the River Aurajoki in Southwest Finland. Turku is a city of art, history and culture believed to have been established in 1229. Turku has been an important gate to the west throughout history, and is with its 185.000 inhabitants the fifth largest city in Finland. Turku is officially bilingual, and a little over 5% of its inhabitants speak Swedish as their mother tongue. The city has three universities and four universities of applied sciences, in total with nearly 30.000 degree and post-graduate degree students. The region Turku is known for its unique culture-historical surroundings and the beautiful and extensive Turku Archipelago. Historical attractions from the Turku Castle to the Turku Cathedral are among the city's most well-known sights.

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