Education and research

Education and research in the Helsinki metropolitan region

Helsinki metropolitan region is an excellent choice for all students and researchers aspiring to become future leaders and innovative developers of society. The Helsinki metropolitan region houses several top-class higher education institutions that offer multiple programmes in English.

The universities of applied sciences have strong links with the surrounding business community. This promotes efficient and productive co-operation with companies and enables students to establish connections with them. Hundreds of members of the business community belong to the partnership networks of the universities of applied sciences. All degree programmes include internships to promote future employment.

The region offers beautiful nature and a safe environment as well as the latest technology and modern study and research facilities, including a number of well-equipped libraries and modern ICT facilities and laboratories. Efficient social and healthcare services and support in a range of issues concerning studying, living and working are available for students.

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Aalto University
University of the Arts Helsinki
Hanken School of Economics
National Defence University
University of Helsinki

Universities of Applied Sciences

Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
HAMK University of Applied Sciences
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Laurea University of Applied Sciences