The number of citations in scientific journals to research done at the University of Helsinki far exceeds the international average.
A recent survey also indicates that research results from the university appear in high standard publications.
The analyses were part of an evaluation covering almost 5,900 researchers who worked in the University of Helsinki from 2005 to 2010.
The assessment was performed by five international expert panels. According to the reports, all major disciplines at the University of Helsinki perform leading research at the international level.
— It is wonderful to see that the large number of references is not only due to a few researchers, but that we have a comprehensive group of leading researchers, says Johanna Björkroth, Vice-Rector of the University of Helsinki.
The evaluation included researcher communities which operate across departmental boundaries. All 136 communities which participated in the evaluation included doctoral students, who provided topical information on their experiences.
Between 2013 and 2016, the University of Helsinki will allocate 10.5 million euros in research allowance for the researcher communities which were among the most successful 30 per cent in the five assessment categories.
Humanities scholars stand to benefit as 46 per cent of the research communities in the humanities which participated in the evaluation will receive funding.
The second most successful group included medical scientists as well as researchers in the biological and environmental sciences.