An inspiring dialogue with society

Strategic goal 3/6: Art and artistic thinking have a strong role in society.

Uniarts Helsinki student. Photo: Veikko Kähkönen

We strengthen the role of art and artistic thinking in society by placing them in new contexts: discussions on social issues, public decision-making and working life. We create a national vision for arts education by collaborating as a network that brings together all levels of education and those in the field.


We establish Uniarts Helsinki as a compelling collaboration partner for creating, testing and piloting new ideas.

  • We advance experimental forms of collaboration, which result in new ways of thinking, education-related innovations and research topics.

We promote the accessibility and impact of art.

  • We strengthen our strategic partnerships with cities, cultural institutions and the private sector, for example.
  • We create and test out new types of activities that increase the accessibility of art and strengthen the impact of art and artistic thinking outside the arts sector.

Together with other higher education institutions in the metropolitan area, we make the Helsinki metropolitan area the most appealing learning and innovation ecosystem in the world.

  • We increase the international visibility and appeal of the metropolitan area.
  • We cooperate to establish practices that make it easier for applicants with an international or immigrant background to apply to the university, complete studies and find employment in Finland.

We outline a national vision for arts education.

  • Our goal is to improve the accessibility of arts education and to make the opportunity to engage in the arts as a hobby or to pursue a degree in the arts an equal one.


  1. Performance in rankings.
  2. The university’s appeal as a collaboration partner.
  3. Number of ECTS credits and projects completed with central collaboration partners.