Landing pages

Compilation pages include lists of links collected by the administration by topic. The pages contain the most important instructions. All instructions can be found using the search. 

Connections and communications

The university uses Office 365 e-mail. You can read your e-mail using a browser or a separate e-mail program.

Connections from outside the university

The university has online services which are only available inside the university network for licensing reasons. These include e.g. the databases offered by the library and electronic newspapers. The services can be used on computers outside of the university’s network by establishing a secure connection between the home computer and the university server.

Information security

On this page, you can find information related to information security collected from the Helpdesk site, Student’s digital skills and Flamma.

Instructions for remote working

The purpose of this page is to describe remote access to IT services offered by the University of Helsinki and provide guidance in their use.

Mobile devices

As mobile devices and smartphones have become more common, new possibilities and new challenges have arisen. One of the greatest challenges is information security, the importance of which is emphasised as the amount of data and ways of using the systems are expanding. Although the importance of technical information security must not be underestimated, a large part of information security consists of the user’s own actions. These instructions include the best practices concerning the security of smartphones. This list is not designed to be a comprehensive set of information security

Office 365

Sign in https://www.helsinki.fi/office365

Cannot sign in to the cloud email? Please enter an account in the form
username@ad.helsinki.fi (e.g. rkeskiva@ad.helsinki.fi)

Read more about Office 365

Office 365 services

Microsoft Office 365 is a toolkit of the university, creating mutual electronic office tools and a calendar for the use of everyone at the university. Office 365 has a number of services necessary in everyday work, such as e-mail, calendar, instant message and web meeting services as well as information distribution and social media tools.

Sign in to Office 365 service here: https://helsinki.fi/office365

Printing in the University

Printing can usually be done through the Smartcard printing queue on the university workstations. You can print on any public printer on any campus. Printing on Smartcard devices is always subject to a charge. If you are a member of staff, your department will cover the costs. Unigrafia Oy provides the printing service to the university.

Remote access to university services

Sometimes you may need to use the university’s internal databases, directories or certain online services from outside the university (e.g., your home directory or SAP). In that case, you need to connect to the university network. For that, you need to establish a secure (encrypted) communication channel, a so-called VPN tunnel. The university offers several options to achieve this. With a VPN client, your home directory will appear as a network drive on your computer.

Saving and sharing information

The university enables the use of various network drives for individual or group work on both university computers and home computers. In addition to home and group directories, work files can be saved on your computer or external storage media. Different types of storage media have different features. Some are designed for personal use and some for sharing information with others.  This page contains links for more detailed instructions.

For more information on saving information, see Student’s digital skills.

 

User account

In order to carry out their studies or work, students and staff at the university require an username and a password to use the University of Helsinki IT systems. The primary account for all students is the so-called AD account, with which you log in to the university computers and the most popular online services, such as e-mail and Flamma.