Turku UAS general brochure

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Excellence in Action

Key figures • Over 10 000 students • Over 700 staff members • Over 70 degree programmes • 7 degree programmes in English • FINEEC audited • Over 11 M€ external RDI funding • Approx. 70 M€ revenue • 200 ongoing RDI projects

Every year, more than 2,000 multidisciplinary experts in social and health care, technology, business and culture graduate from Turku University of Applied Sciences. tuas.fi/keyfigures









The first midwifery education in Finland started in the Convent quarter in Turku.

The temporary University of Applied Sciences of Southwest Finland joined Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Turku Drawing School started its operations as the first provider of fine arts education in Finland.

The operations of Turku UAS were made permanent.

Finland’s first business school, Turku Business College, began its operations.

The educational supply expanded to cover several fields.

The success story continues Today, Turku University of Applied Sciences is a higher education community of more than 10,000 students, operating in Finland’s largest campus area, Turku Science Park, Linnankatu Art Campus and IoT Campus in Salo. Our roots grow stronger and longer, giving rise to excellent, responsible professionals for global work environments.


The Turku school of technological sciences started its operations in Richter’s house in Multavieru. The temporary technical polytechnic of Turku started in Sepänkatu.

Our roots go back 200 years, our eyes are to the future.

Campuses and learning environments We study and work in modern and pleasant facilities. Our learning environments are constantly being developed, also in cooperation with the other HEIs and companies in the area. tuas.fi/campuses

Kupittaa Campus


Kupittaa Campus in Turku is a part of Turku Science Park, an internationally significant cluster of business life and research. Turku UAS operates in four buildings.

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Salo IoT Campus

An open learning environment surrounded by companies. Located between Turku and Helsinki, within excellent traffic connections.

A meeting point for students, teachers and companies.

ICT City

Modern study premises for the future bachelors of social services, dental technicians, nurses and engineers.

Medisiina D

Medical laboratories and learning centres for future health professionals.

Innovative facilities for the future sales, media, library and engineering experts.

Virtual & hybrid environments

Common online studies of Finnish HEIs, CampusOnline.fi. Full degrees online.

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Linnankatu Art Campus

Arts Academy’s performances and exhibitions are open for everyone.

Innopeda®, a learning strategy developed at Turku UAS Teaching at Turku University of Applied Sciences is based on Innovation Pedagogy, which links together professional know-how and theoretical research. Innovation pedagogy enhances the innovation competences of individuals and groups. It emphasizes the viewpoints of RDI and working life, making graduates independently minded professionals with excellent international and communication skills.

We’re your go-to experts in: • Innovation pedagogy as a pedagogical strategy • Reforming education and a new learning culture • Curriculum development and activating teaching methods • Tools for assessment and innovation competences • Training for teachers, managers and organizations


Study with us Finland's best student city, state-of-the-art learning environments and high-quality education guarantee inspiring studies and a prestigious degree in the labour market. Turku, a city of 190,000 inhabitants, is a lively town with an international atmosphere. Whether you are interested in culture or sports, strolling in the city or wandering in the nature, you can find it all in Turku. As a home to nearly 40,000 students, Turku provides endless possibilities for studying and leisure time. In a student city you are never alone!

turku.fi/en/study-turku Turku UAS offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes conducted in English. • Bachelor of Business Administration • Bachelor of Engineering • Bachelor of Social Services • Master of Business Administration • Master of Culture and Arts • Master of Engineering


Cold, chilly, warm, hot. That’s Finland. Located in Northern Europe, Finland is a land of interesting contrasts: from the Midnight Sun to the winter darkness, modern, urban settings pave way to the wild nature where “Freedom to Roam” allows everyone to explore and enjoy the recreational use of natural areas.


Finnish higher education

Finland facts & figures • Population: 5.5 million • Capital: Helsinki • Official languages: Finnish and Swedish (English spoken widely) • Euro currency since 2002 • Member of the European Union since 1995 • Modern, safe and well-functioning society

Finland has two types of higher education institutions: universities and universities of applied sciences. Universities focus on scientific research and education, whereas universities of applied sciences (UAS) offer professionally oriented higher education, and have strong ties with working life and regional development.


Rethink. Research. Resolve.

Laboratories Research environments Simulations Product development Project management and funding expertise


As a university of applied sciences, Turku UAS employs a hands-on approach to problem solving and innovation. Every day, our Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities are tailored to the needs of people and societies with a wide network of collaborators around the world. • 28 research groups • 200 RDI projects implemented each year • One third of the projects international • PMO of over 50 project management experts • Funding consists of up to 40 different funding sources Measured by the amount of external funding for RDI activities, we are one of the most successful universities of applied sciences in Finland. For product development and testing, we offer state-of-the-art facilities, laboratories and equipment.

International campus life At Turku UAS, the international perspective is integrated into the everyday activities, education, RDI and collaboration. We foster internationalization to provide our students and staff with the skills needed in today’s multicultural working life. It also ensures the high international quality of our education and applied research.

Sharing Excellence • 350 exchange destinations • 300+ outgoing and incoming exchange students yearly • 14 double degree agreements • 400 foreign degree students • Turku UAS Fellow programme • Turku Åbo Summer School • International Weeks • Member of the CARPE Network


Turku University of Applied Sciences is a community of over 10 000 excellent members. We create solutions for a better tomorrow in collaboration with the industry – both regionally and globally. Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies. Studies at Turku UAS are working life oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. We also provide high quality training and consulting services for both individuals and organizations. In the field of applied research, Turku University of Applied Sciences represents the top tier in the country. There are many ways we can cooperate whether you´re a student, researcher, teacher or a potential project partner. Just contact us and we can begin!


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