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.