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Turku University of Applied Sciences

Turku University of Applied Sciences is an inspiring community of 10,000 members
– an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, which creates international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. Our graduates are practice-oriented professionals with top competencies. 

Studies at TUAS are working life oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. At the core of our teaching is Innovation Pedagogy, a new approach to learning developed at TUAS. Innovation Pedagogy emphasizes the viewpoints of RDI and working life, making our graduates independently minded professionals with excellent international and communication skills.

Key figures 2017

  • Students 8,747 (on 20 September 2017)
  • Staff 671
  • Bachelor’s degree graduates 1,617
  • Master’s degree graduates 171
  • Publications 718
  • Ongoing projects 196
  • Exchange students 292 outgoing, 311 incoming
  • Foreign degree students 368 (May 2018)

Unique expertise from Southwest Finland

We provide high quality and flexible training and consulting services for both individuals and organizations in the public and private sector. You can also update your knowledge and skills at TUAS Open University of Applied Sciences.

In the field of applied research, Turku University of Applied Sciences represents the top tier in the country. TUAS coordinates or acts as a partner in over 200 RDI projects yearly.

#Innopeda is a learning method developed at TUAS. It is based on experimenting, sharing know-how and combining different approaches. With Innopeda we successfully connect teaching, research and development activities, internationality, and cooperation with working life.

Welcome to study or cooperate with TUAS!

Cooperation in the fields of health and technology

We participate actively in the Health Campus Turku cooperation. Health Campus Turku is a significant multidisciplinary education cluster within medicine and health care, formed by four higher education institutions and a university hospital. 

Health Campus offers an inspiring operating environment for studies, research, innovations and corporate collaboration. The cooperation involves Turku University of Applied Sciences, the Hospital District of Southwest Finland, the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and Novia University of Applied Sciences. The collaborating parties promote research and cooperation, education as well as innovation and business activities.

The teaching, research and innovation activities of the Health Campus operators support the internationally recognized high-quality special health care provided by the local university hospital. The objective is to develop interdisciplinary expertise in line with the targets of the health and social services reform.

Turku Future Technologies strengthens the technological cooperation

In addition to participating in the Health Campus collaboration, we take part in Turku Future Technologies (TFT) cooperation, the aim of which is to strengthen the technological expertise as well as the recognition and appeal of Turku region and the south-western coast as the competence cluster in the field. A significant aspect in the education is to complete practical trainings and thesis work in collaboration with regional businesses; in this respect, the higher education institutes participating can utilize the TFT networks. City of Turku and City of Rauma participate in the operations of TFT.