An innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution

TUAS is one the leading universities of applied sciences in Finland, and home to over 9,600 Finnish and international students.
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Turku University of Applied Sciences - TUAS

TUAS 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. We also 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.

Key figures 2018

  • 9,600 students 
    • 5,800 students at the Faculty of Engineering and Business
    • 3,000 students at the Faculty of  Health and Well-Being
    • 800 students at the Arts Academy
  • 705 staff members 
  • 1,985 Bachelor’s degree graduates 
  • 275 Master’s degree graduates 
  • 794 publications 
  • 214 ongoing RDI projects 
  • 262 outgoing exchange students 
  • 297 incoming exchange students 
  • 368 foreign degree students 

Innovation Pedagogy

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. Innopeda 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.


Cooperation in the fields of health and technology

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

In addition, 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.

Get to know us

TUAS is FINEEC audited
TUAS is official member of Education Finland