The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences is an institute of higher education in Southeastern Finland in the cities of Lappeenranta and Imatra. We offer degrees in five fields. In five degree programmes, all education is conducted in English. We have about 3000 students, 200 of them being international degree students.

We have the following faculties:

Business and Culture
Health Care and Social Services
We offer 20 degree programmes. The Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, the Degree Programme in Chemical Engineering, the Degree Programme in International Business and the Degree Programme in Tourism are being conducted entirely in English.

The total number of young and adult students studying for a degree is 2,700, and the number of teachers is about 260. Two of the faculty units are in Lappeenranta, two in Imatra. The distance between Imatra and Lappeenranta is 37 km.

At our university of applied sciences you have opportunities for comprehensive and multidisciplinary studies. This offers you a wide range of options.

Internationally oriented

In our international co-operation, we place emphasis on Western Europe, Nordic countries, Russia and the new EU member states, and China and Malaysia in Asia.

Many of our students take the opportunity to complement their studies by studying or working at one of our international partners. The students from abroad who join us are welcomed as an integral part of the international atmosphere of our university of applied sciences, and they give us all an opportunity to learn how to work in a multicultural environment.

We also have a lecturer exchange scheme whereby we offer our expertise to our international partners and in exchange, we benefit from some of the unique knowledge they have to offer. We are strongly committed to addressing the challenges of international research and development projects.

Strategic focus areas

The strategic focus areas of Saimaa UAS are based on the university’s strengths and interest groups’ needs. The university carries out education, research and development as well as international operations in the following multidisciplinary focus areas:

1. User-oriented technologies and their commercial applications
2. Management and entrepreneurship
3. Health and social services and service processes



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