Internationalisation is collaboration and team play!
Internationality is present in all operations of Karelia University of Applied Science (UAS). Internationality embeds education, staff and student competences development, research and development actions as well as expertise services. Besides mobility, internationalisation includes joint curriculum development, research and development projects, global education services, immigrant work and competence development.
Karelia UAS is very active in the international arena, participatating e.g. in the Erasmus+, Nordplus, NPA and FIRST programmes. To mention some notable references, Karelia UAS coordinates Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project ERDI and Strategic Partnership project ECMT+. Projects are an important mean to support strategic internationalisation of Karelia UAS.
International operations aim at strengthening both the professional and transversal competences of students and staff, providing international aspects to curriculum development, increasing competitiviness, and supporting the businesses in the region.
Exchange studies and traineeships
Karelia UAS has more than 100 partner institutions in 25 different countries. Every year about 160 students from Karelia UAS are either studying or doing practical training abroad and about 120 international students are studying or doing practical training at Karelia UAS. Karelia UAS offers courses and modules for incoming exchange students and support in finding placements. Find more information for incoming Exchange Students.
Outgoing students will gain more information and support about their possibilities for student and trainee exchanges and other ways to internationalise themselves from the international coordinator of their study field. Studies completed abroad are fully credited into the degree at Karelia UAS.
Education in English
Bachelor’s degree programmes International Business and Industrial Management are offered completely in English. More information about the application procedure is available at: studyinfo.fi.
Internationalisation at home
Becoming international does not always require students travelling abroad – personal barriers can be many, starting from family and work situations. Karelia UAS offers plenty of possibilities to go international at home during the studies.
For more information:
Head of Internationalisation
Dr Liisa Timonen
+358 50 5913397
Head of Education (Internationalisation of Education)
Ms Ulla Asikainen
+358 50 5234355
International Relations Coordinators
Ms Sanna Jeskanen
+358 50 4622478
Ms Katriina Korhonen
+358 50 5855146