Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Lapland University of Applied Sciences is the northernmost UAS in Finland and in the EU focusing on higher education and research, development and innovations.

They provide higher education in several fields:

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Arts
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
  • Health and Welfare
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS)
  • Hospitality management
  • Sport studies
  • Social Sciences

In Lapland UAS, there are four Bachelor’s degree programmes and one Master’s degree programme conducted in English.

Additionally, they conduct research, development and innovation work that especially serves the Arctic. Their service palette covers training services, short term development assignments as well as R&D projects.

Lapland UAS’s research, development and innovation (RDI) activities are multidisciplinary and almost unparalleled in scope among Finnish universities of applied sciences. RDI is closely linked with teaching.

Knowledge of northern conditions is a basic part of their life: teachers and RDI professionals are experts in innovative research and development having extensive experience in business life.

First and foremost their development projects benefit other entities; companies, associations and organisations of the public sector.

The most significant providers of their financing are the EU and Business Finland – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.

About 16 percent of their projects are international.

Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Jokiväylä 11 C
96300 Rovaniemi

They have over 20 years of experience in the coordination of international EU projects, and they are involved in many international funding programmes:

  • Horizon 2020 (and previous Framework Programmes 4-7)
  • Joint Undertaking (Artemis, Ecsel)
  • Interreg A (North)
  • Interreg B (Northern Periphery and Arctic; Baltic Sea Programme)
  • Interreg C (Europe and previous)
  • Erasmus + LLP
  • ENI/ENPI programmes



Posted on

July 16, 2018