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Undergraduate and Master's programs

Undergraduate and Master's positions

Institute of Biotechnology offers and excellent surrounding for undergraduate training in collaboration with the University of Helsinki faculties and the Neuroscience Center. The education coordinator at BI is Professor Pekka Lappalainen.

Researchers in the Institute are directly responsible for B.Sc. and M.Sc. training at the University of Helsinki. BI contributes significantly to an International Master's Degree Programme in Biotechnology (MBIOT ), which is a collaboration with the Faculty of Biosciences and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Within the regions of their expertise, the cell biotechnology, structural biology and developmental biology researchers at BI are responsible for providing significant number of the courses and training, as well as supervision of M.Sc. theses.

Many BI researchers also participate in other undergraduate teaching programs at the University. The active role that BI is taking in basic teaching promotes contact with undergraduate students, teaching at the cutting edge of research and the possibility of grooming potential Ph.D. students. Moreover, the group leaders of the Institute can compete on pedagogic grounds when applying for faculty positions. The BI staff is a valuable teaching resource, providing highly trained expertise in their fields which has now been mobilized to promote biotechnology education in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Students wishing to pursue post-graduate studies can thus readily join research groups at an early stage in their education and can also participate in the educational programs of the graduate schools prior to completing their Master's degrees. There are typically about 30 undergraduate and master's students rotating in BI groups and preparing their Master's theses.

Moreover, the group leaders of the Institute can compete on pedagological grounds when applying for faculty positions. The Institute’s staff are a valuable teaching resource, providing highly trained expertise in their fields which has been mobilized to promote biotechnology education in the Helsinki metropolitan area.