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Apply for Laser-art-residence
Friday, 07 February 2014 11:01

The laser art residence is a common working platform of Lappeenranta University of Technology and the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, which seeks new solutions for industrial design and product development by applying laser technology to art.

This unique residence offers artists possibilities to use laser processing machinery in their art and challenge traditional ways of viewing laser technology.


Artistic work is conducted in the laboratory of laser processing at the Lappeenranta University of Technology with laser technology experts. The artists may work for example with metal, wood, plastic, paper, fabrics, stone or glass. Materials are provided to a certain extent.

Working periods in the residence are 1-3 months between September 2014 and June 2015. Application period is from February until 31st March 2014. Artists apply via the electric form at

For the selected artists we offer reasonable travel costs, accommodation and a 500-euro grant per month.

The laser art residence is a research project funded by TEKES (The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation). It is part of the Feelings program that aims at Finland being a leading country in business driven by intangible values.

As there are companies involved in the project, we try to match each artist with a company to learn from each other and to share knowledge according to similar material or methodological interests. However, the artists do not work for companies in the project. If the artist and the company want to continue or expand their cooperation after the stay, it is possible.

Collaborative partners in the project are Kalevala Koru, Oras, Puustelli Group, Suparinpei, Ylämaan Graniitti and AM Finland.

Further information:
Project manager Emmi Suhonen, tel. +358 40 678 4082, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences is an international university in Southeast Finland. Our campuses are located in the cities of Lappeenranta and Imatra. At Saimaa UAS you can study in five fields: Health Care and Social Services, Technology, Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality and Fine Arts. We take good care of our 3 000 students and offer them high quality teaching and extensive tutoring.

Ever since its foundation in 1969, Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT, has brought together technology and economics in a pioneering spirit. LUT's strategic focus areas are green energy and technology, the creation of sustainable competitiveness and operation as a hub of international Russian relations. Our international scientific community consists of 6,500 students and experts. LUT's operation is solution-focused and characterised by "open your mind" thinking: crossing boundaries open-mindedly, together. Internationally acclaimed campus:

Get married on Valentine’s Day!
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:46

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and Lappeenranta University of Technology offer a possibility to get married on Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February 2014. The ceremony is part of the Day for Wellbeing that is held at both universities for the students and personnel.

The reverends, university and college chaplains (Evangelical-Lutheran) Sari Kosonen and Sakari Kiiskinen offer to marry the couples, who wish to get married on February the 14th . It is also possible to ask blessings for the already existing marriages.

The couples can choose the place for their wedding in the university area. The marriage ceremonies can be held in English, German or Finnish. Also blessings are given in these languages.

There is a band playing love songs at the university (LUT) restaurant and the university and college chaplaincy of the Evangelical Lutheran parishes of Lappeenranta will provide coffee and cake for the newly wedded couples.

The couples wishing to get married on the 14.2. will have to have documents proving that there are  no impediments to their marriage. For a blessing of an already existing marriages no documents are needed. 

More information and registration:

Reverend, chaplain Sari Kosonen

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , tel. 040 312 6823

Reverend, chaplain Sakari Kiiskinen

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , tel. 040 312 6822

Come to enjoy Vietnamese New Year cuisine in Imatra
Monday, 13 January 2014 11:44

Vietnamese New Year lunch event will be held on 1st of February at Saimaa UAS Linnala Campus. At the same time event is part of the Restaurant Day.

This time the center of the attention is one of the world’s biggest celebrations, the Vietnamese New Year. The event at Linnala Restaurant includes a traditional Vietnamese celebratory New Year feast, live music and other interesting things that showcase the Vietnamese culture.

– “Before we have only celebrated Vietnamese New Year together with our friends, but this year we wanted to offer a chance to get familiar with the biggest celebration in Asia to everyone who lives in Imatra”, explains Xuan Dinh, one of the project managers.

New Approaches for Russian and Finnish Higher Education seminar materials
Monday, 17 June 2013 07:32
Students admitted to the degree programmes conducted in English and beginning in autumn 2013
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:06

The name is on this list only if the applicant has given permission to publish it in the internet.
All students will be sent a notification on student admission. The student has to confirm his/her study place on 30 July 2013 at the latest.

Academic Year 2013 – 2014 of Saimaa UAS
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 13:57

The academic year consists of two terms. The autumn term begins in August and ends a few days before Christmas. The spring term runs from January to May. Intensive teaching, project working or independent studying weeks are from 14 October to 20 October 2013, week 42 and from 24 February to 2 March 2014, week 9.

More detailed information is available at

FSHS to expand its services to Imatra from January
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:51

Students at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Imatra will be able to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) from the beginning of January 2013. At present, these services are available only to students of universities of applied sciences in Lappeenranta. The change means all students at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences will have equal opportunities to use the services of FSHS.

Latest news: ideas for new products made of stone
Monday, 12 November 2012 09:11

Peter Becker from will lecture about "What the stone can and what it can’t" at an open seminar in Lappeenranta at 15th of November, 2012. The stone branch has many beautiful materials but only a small variety of products. This is the starting point for Peter Becker, editor of, in his lecture about new product ideas with stone and about how they can be found and developed.

KORU4 International Jewellery Event 2012
Thursday, 08 November 2012 09:57
KORU4 International Jewellery Event 2012 continues on 8th of December. KORU4 Exhibition is open at Imatra Art Museum. The theme of KORU4 is Kindred Spirits. Jewellery artists/artist groups are invited from Europe, Usa and New Zeeland to join and to propose an artist or an art piece towards which they have a feeling like "kindred spirit". A kindred spirit is someone who feels and thinks the way you do or a person is similar with thoughts of making art. A kindred spirit might also be an art work the maker feels close to. These invited jewellery artists and his/her kindred spirit pairs are shown together. Further information:
The new Application guide 2013 has published
Thursday, 08 November 2012 09:46

The new Application guide 2013 has published:  The next joint application period for Bachelor's Degree Programmes starts on Monday 7th January 2013.

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