About Us

Welcome to Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences

The path to a great future is paved with skills and exper­tise. Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences (Karelia UAS) is proud to be part of this devel­op­ment by train­ing skilled profes­sion­als. Karelia UAS is a multi­dis­ci­pli­nary, widely connected, inter­na­tional and inno­v­a­tive organ­i­sa­tion offer­ing educa­tion leading to bach­e­lor and master degrees. 

Karelia UAS oper­ates in seven study fields offer­ing 21 programmes out of which five are master-level studies. The study areas are health care and social studies, busi­ness, engi­neer­ing, forestry, media and hospi­tal­ity manage­ment.  Karelia UAS oper­ates in two campuses in the close prox­im­ity of the Joensuu city centre in east­ern­most Finland.

Karelia UAS is a signif­i­cant and well-recog­nized oper­a­tor in educa­tion and plays a key role in the regional devel­op­ment and research, devel­op­ment and inno­va­tion (RDI) activ­i­ties. Karelia UAS oper­ates actively in various national and inter­na­tional networks. Inter­na­tional partner networks include many Asian, African, Euro­pean, and North- and South-Amer­i­can coun­tries. China is one of the key partner coun­tries where the educa­tion co-oper­a­tion is actively and system­i­cally devel­oped in collab­o­ra­tion with the partners.

We offer excel­lent condi­tions for inter­na­tion­ally oriented  students who strive with us to be the experts of the future. In Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences, all students work closely with local compa­nies and with other educa­tional insti­tu­tions on excit­ing research and devel­op­ment projects. Each student builds a solid ground­ing in their field through­out their studies. The curricu­lum is customised to each student’s own pref­er­ences and needs, and is supple­mented through close contact with prospec­tive employ­ers. A degree from Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences degree will give the profes­sional skills needed for a reward­ing future.