Capital University

University of Helsinki, Finland

University of Helsinki, Finland

This postcard of the University of Helsinki came from Eva who lives in Finland. The university has been in Helsinki since 1829 but was originally founded in Turku, as the Royal Academy of Turku, under Swedish rule in 1640. That’s before my country was even discovered. It is the largest university in Finland, with over 36 000 students enrolled and studying in 11 different faculties. The university ranks among the top 100 universities in the world (as opposed to mine, which is usually top 500.) Usually. The university only admits 15% of all its applicants, which means that it’s not far behind the likes of Yale and Harvard on admissions, if at all. Looks like a pretty brilliant place to study for me. Of course my dream university has always been that oh so lovely place in The Netherlands called Leiden. Thank you Eva!

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