Collaboration and Services at the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine has a major social influence in terms of promoting health, research on the emergence, diagnostics and treatment of diseases and developing the service and education system in the health care sector.

Faculty offers several collaboration possibilities for companies and other organisations.


Alumni Medicinae Aboensis r.y. is the alumni association for graduates and friends of the Faculty of Medicine. It serves as a link between the Faculty and its graduates and contributes to supporting teaching and research activities in the Faculty. The alumni association also maintains contact with decision-makers of society and promotes health care development work.

Research Infrastructure and Services

Research infrastructure built and maintained by the Faculty and its partners is internationally competitive. Researchers have a possibility to use the expert technical assistance of the service units also during the planning steps and analysis of results.

Companies are also welcome to use research services and instruments.

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Transnational education

Faculty of Medicine produces international education. Training is based on latest research findings and it is delivered through Finland University and Nordic Institute of Dental Education, NIDE.


Finland University

Collaboration with Western Finland hospital districts

The Faculty of Medicine works in close collaboration with the Hospital District of Southwest Finland, Satakunta Hospital District and Vaasa Hospital District. This operating environment strengthens the Faculty’s conditions for education and research.

Hospital Distrcit of Southwest Finland
Satakunta Hospital District
Vaasa Hospital District

Centre for Education and Research on Social and Health Services

SHS Education and Research Centre, hosted by the University of Turku, assembles multi-disciplinary scientific expertise and social welfare and health care authorities working towards a more accessible social and health care system. We are committed to create a collaborative operational culture where evidence-based information is effectively translated into practical solutions.

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Health Campus Turku

Health Campus Turku is a significant multidisciplinary education cluster within medicine and health care, and offers unique opportunities for research, innovation and corporate collaboration.

Collaboration involves University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences,  Novia University of Applied Sciences, Hospital District of Southwest Finland and Turku Science Park.


Corporate Collaboration

As an active partner of Turku Health Campus the Faculty aims to strengthen the business life and collaboration with companies as well as to participate in providing entrepreneurship education.

The Faculty is part of unique Turku health innovation ecosystem, with four higher educational institutes, hospital district and about 100 bio and pharma companies.

Companies and the Faculty collaborate in research and innovation and develop educational curricula to optimize the skills of graduates in order for them to succeed in labor market. The Faculty also actively seeks for novel forms of public-private collaboration e.g. facilitating the meetings of academic and corporate researchers.

University of Turku has framework agreements with two big international pharma companies, MSD and Roche.