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Vision and Values for a Bright Future

The University of Turku plays a vital role in the development and progress of society in Finland and beyond. As an internationally recognised, research-led, multidisciplinary university, our goal is to create new knowledge and innovations that benefit individuals, communities and society globally. 

Social changes and global megatrends, such as climate change, digitalisation, and ageing population, cause fundamental structural changes in our society. To meet these challenges and seize new opportunities, universities are expected to contribute not only to their local communities, but also the global community.

At the University of Turku, we want to be among the international trailblazers who change the world for the better. In our research and education, we focus on a broad range of topics through which we strive to uncover new insights and solutions that can help solve some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Learn more about what guides us:

Our mission

Our mission is to be is an internationally active and attractive research university whose strength lies in high-quality, multidisciplinary research. We promote education and free science and provide higher education based on research. We collaborate closely with Finnish society and actively participate in the development of the region.

Our vision

We are a high-quality, internationally recognised research university. We proactively foster both well-being and a sustainable future.

Our values

Our values are:

  • Creativity
  • Openness
  • Ethical principles
  • Critical thinking
  • Strong community