In its meeting on 11 June 2021, the University Board decided on the establishment of new degree programmes taught in English.
Two of the new degree programmes are related to the collaboration in the European Campus of City-Universities (EC2U) alliance. The degree programmes are based in the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science. The three other degree programmes will be based in the Faculty of Technology. One of these, Master’s Degree Programme in Health Technology, will be realised together with the Faculty of Medicine.
New degree programmes at the University of Turku and their number of study places in 2022:
- Master’s Degree Programme in European Languages, Cultures and Societies in Contact, Faculty of Humanities, 5 study places, the programme is multilingual
- Master’s Degree Programme in Sustainable Cities and Communities, Faculty of Science, 10 study places
- Master’s Degree Programme in Materials Engineering, Faculty of Technology, 10 study places
- Master’s Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, 10 study places
- Master’s Degree Programme in Health Technology, Faculty of Technology, 20 study places.
The University of Turku is a member of the EC2U co-operation network of seven European universities and cities. One of the collaborative measures is the development of the joint Master’s degree programmes. Vice Rector responsible for education Piia Björn is the representative of the University of Turku in the Alliance and in charge of the EC2U work at the University of Turku.
– The new degree programmes will be a major advancement in the internationalisation of learning and research at the University of Turku, says Björn.
Correction on 15 June 2021: The name of the Master's Degree Programme in European Languages, Cultures and Societies in Contact was corrected and information was added to specify that the programme is multilingual.