Turku University of Applied Sciences
Turku University of Applied Sciences is one of the 23 universities of applied sciences which operate under the mandate of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Students at universities of applied sciences can complete Bachelor’s and Master's degrees. Universities of applied sciences may also provide professional specialization programs, degree modules as open university education or as other non-degree studies, and continuing professional education.
Turku UAS is an inspiring community of 10,000 members and an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, which creates international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. Turku UAS graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies.
Studies at Turku UAS are working life-oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. At the core of teaching is innovation pedagogy, a new approach to learning developed at Turku UAS. Innovation pedagogy emphasizes the viewpoints of RDI and working life, making Turku UAS graduates independently minded professionals with excellent international and communication skills. The cornerstones of innovation pedagogy are:
- innovative learning and teaching methods
- cross-disciplinary learning environment and boundary crossing
- integrated and extensive research and development activities
- flexible curricula
- acknowledging the importance of entrepreneurship and service production
- internationalization in research, development and student engagement
Turku UAS also provides high quality and flexible training and consulting services for both individuals and organizations in the public and private sector. In the field of applied research, Turku UAS represents the top tier in the country. Turku UAS coordinates or acts as a partner in over 200 RDI projects yearly. For more information on Turku UAS, please visit their webpage.
Turku – a modern European city with great possibilities
The Turku Region is the third largest urban region in Finland with 317,000 inhabitants. It is located in the southwestern Finland by the river Aura. Turku was the first capital of Finland, prior to Helsinki, and it has at times been a highly important gateway to the west. The Port of Turku is a significant commercial hub with busy ferry traffic to Sweden, and the airport offers flight connections all over Europe.
History has given the city a distinctive cultural atmosphere. Turku is also multicultural, as evidenced by its myriad nationalities, languages, and customs. The city is home to people of over 130 nationalities, speaking over one hundred different languages.
Turku area has 22,000 enterprises with a total of 130,000 jobs. Turku is one of the strongest education and know-how clusters in Northern Europe with six higher education institutions and 40,000 students.
Turku is a cozy city, where everything works efficiently and is easily accessible. It also has great possibilities for leisure time whether you’re attending cultural events, doing sports, or visiting the beautiful archipelago that opens to the Baltic Sea.
More information on Turku can be found at Visit Turku.