The metropolitan area's competitiveness and future industry cooperation require constant knowledge renewal and development. We strive to meet the educational approach in various ways by anticipating the needs of the industries. We renew our education and skills related to teaching in cooperation with our multi-sectoral labour market networks, through i.e. innovation projects. The feedback from international students is that they appreciate our student-centered methodology and easily approachable lecturers, and they love to study in Finland.
We emphasize cooperation between different fields of study, degree programmes and professional life. We build and actively utilise national and international networks. Network cooperation serves the objectives of both Metropolia and our partners. Our strenghts in RDI work are diversity, notable expertise on different fields of study and practical innovation activities in developing new products, equipments, working models, processes and in developing and improving services.
Practicality, internationality and innovativeness are keywords at Metropolia. In Metropolia you study for work life and after graduation you are in an excellent position in the job market.
Student well-being services aim to provide adequate support and means for promoting and managing well-being. Student well-being services are available to students throughout the study period.
Counselling psychologists and well-being advisors offer support in challenges of personal life and studies through individual appointments, education and small group activities.
Metropolia does not have housing services to offer. Thus it is the student's responsibility to find an accommodation for the period of their studies. The majority of Metropolia's students are able to secure their accommodation with the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS). HOAS is an independent organisation which provides housing for students in the capital region.
Metropolia students and instructors use high quality workstations installed with broad selections of software to boost up study and work productivity. Google’s and Microsoft’s new cloud services support time and place independent instruction and studying. The services are available to Metropolia students and staff. The Google service offers all students unlimited storage space.
Student health care is provided by municipalities. Public health nurses on various Metropolia campuses provide individual health meetings, health inspections and brief health counselling. Other health care services are provided by public health care centres and private health clinics.
We concentrate our operations to four campuses by 2019. Metropolia’s four campuses in Finland's metropolitan area create an open and attractive learning environment and network which boost the area and its people to develop and succeed.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and the Student Union METKA offer plenty of possibilities for sports and leisure activities during your studies.Metropolia’s sports day, MetroSport, is held in September. During the day you can try out more than 30 different sports, get to know METKA’s sports selection and enjoy the performances and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
METKA is the student union of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. It functions as a bridge between the students and Metropolia.Every degree student can join the student union. Once you have become a member of METKA, you get a Samok or a Lyyra student card, which provides you with a variety of discounts and benefits.
Our long experience of quality has been awarded with an international quality label by The Higher Education Evaluation Committee FINEEC.