Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Laurea University of Applied Sciences believes in interaction and encounters between people; the ability to meet another person is our most valuable capital. Service management is based on understanding people, marketing and sales on understanding customers, nursing and social work on understanding clients, and safety on understanding people and users.

Top reasons to study here

  • Laurea focuses on service business, expertise in nursing as well as security, safety and social responsibility.
  • Laurea has a strong regional development role with the promise "together we are stronger".
  • The pedagogical model Learning by Developing is based on authentic encounters with the world of work.

About

History

Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea UAS, formerly Vantaa University of Applied Sciences and Espoo-Vantaa University of Applied Sciences) began operating in Vantaa in 1991 as one of the first universities of applied sciences to be granted an experimental licence in Finland. 

Education

Laurea has six different Bachelor's Programmes and three Master's programmes. Find out which one of them suits you best and apply!

Research

Laurea's fields of expertise in RDI activities are sustainable and versatile social and health care, coherent security, service business and circular economy, entrepreneurship as well as pedagogy Co-creation. 

Services

Student services

The Student Affairs Offices serve the students on all Laurea campuses. They provide advice on issues related to study rights, registration procedures, smooth progress of the studies in general and graduation. 

Housing services

  • A HOAS home will create a good background for your studies and life in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Every year, HOAS provides a safe housing alternative to thousands of students.
  • For exchange students, HOAS provides furnished flats. This service is tailor-made to ensure that there are furnished apartments available for exchange students who stay in the region for one term or for one full academic year. In the Helsinki region, the rental level is high and it is difficult to find affordable furnished flats for this kind of short term needs. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Hyvinkää
At the multidisciplinary campus in Hyvinkää you can study among nearly 1000 students to be a Bachelor of Health Care, a Bachelor of Social Services, or a Bachelor of Business Administration.
  • Leppävaara
In the learning environments of the Leppävaara campus, development projects are implemented together with the students, personnel, enterprises and other collaborative partners.
  • Lohja 
On Laurea's Lohja campus, students are active partners for companies, organisations and public bodies during their studies. The studies are oriented toward the working life.
  • Otaniemi
  • Porvoo
  • Tikkurila

Helsinki, Province of Southern Finland, Finland

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