HELDA - Digital Repository of the University of Helsinki

The main purpose of HELDA is to increase the visibility, use and impact of research results of the University of Helsinki by providing open access of research publications through the University’s own repository. HELDA serves as a full text repository for research articles and institutional series, as well as for teaching and research material produced by the departments and faculties of the University. The archive ensures long term storage and provides each item with a permanent web address.


Open access articles by University of Helsinki researchers. Contains final versions and manuscripts of research articles as well as professional publications and publications aimed at general public.

Dissertations and theses

Digital dissertations and theses from the University of Helsinki. Contains both open access theses as well as metadata records.

Helda Open Books

Collection presents a high quality selection of open monographs and edited books by researchers at the University of Helsinki.

Books in this collections receive a DOI identifier increasing their international visibility. In addition, they are published under a Creative Commons license. You can find more information about the service from our HOB-guide.