The Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE)

Organisation profile

Organisation Profile

The Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE) fosters research on learning and teaching in higher education and improves university teachers’ skills and understanding of the factors of successful studying and high quality teaching.

The Centre’s main tasks are to carry out and support research in the field of University Pedagogy and to coordinate and organize pedagogical courses for academic personnel within all disciplines at the University of Helsinki.

University pedagogy is a multidisciplinary field that investigates pedagogical activity such as learning, studying, teaching, and assessment in the higher education context. It primarily utilizes psychological, pedagogical, and social psychological knowledge, but it also integrates knowledge from other behavioural and social sciences.

The Centre cooperates closely with pedagogical experts across the universities nationally and internationally.

The Centre also supports field-specific development efforts in all campuses and plays a strategic role in institution-wide changes at the university.

Our multidisciplinary research focuses on learning, teaching, learning environments, and practices in Higher Education.

Current research projects include:

• The quality of teaching and learning in higher education
• The interaction between teaching and learning in higher education
• Assessment of student learning outcomes
• University teaching and the development of pedagogical expertise
• Academic supervision
• Academic leadership


Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.