UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND
A sense of community is very important to people here in the far north and it is essential to us that the university’s research, educational, and artistic activities actively support the local community, businesses, and society here in northern Finland. But our efforts do not end there – the work we do here is relevantly geared to the North and the globalized world. Originally established in 1979 to provide higher education opportunities for those living in the far reaches of northern Finland, the university has now become an important educational institution for the entire country. The University of Lapland has turned out every fourth lawyer, every third university-educated expert in art and design, close to ten percent of the social scientists, and many talented educational professionals here in Finland.
Our graduates occupy numerous positions of responsibility in society and business throughout Finland and the world – this is something we take great pride in.
LAPLAND UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Public Institution Type
Universities of applied sciences produce experts in development tasks of working life. The degrees are vocational oriented university degrees and take 3.5 - 4 years. In Lapland UAS there are four Bachelor’s degree programmes conducted in English.
After graduating, students can study to earn a Master’s degree or further develop their skills in a particular vocational field by taking part in specialization studies.
The University of Applied Sciences has four fields of expertise:
- Social Services, Health and Sports, with administrative headquarters in Rovaniemi
- Business and culture, with administrative headquarters in Tornio
- Travel and tourism, with administrative headquarters in Rovaniemi
- Industry and natural resources, with administrative headquarters in Kemi