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.

Our Bright World

Stu­dents 3671
Staff 277
Awar­ded degrees 680
Stu­dent satis­fac­tion rate 81%

Our Bright World’s Inter­na­tio­nal Stu­dents

Inter­na­tio­nal degree stu­dents 100
Exc­han­ge students/year 150 out­going, 120 inco­ming

Pre­si­dent
Dr. Pet­ri Rai­vo
tel. +358 50 310 9749
petri.raivo(at)karelia.fi

Stra­te­gy 2016 — 2020

Stra­te­gy 2016 — 2020

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