The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences is an institute of higher education in Southeastern Finland in the cities of Lappeenranta and Imatra. We offer degrees in five fields.
We conduct entirely in English the Degree Programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, in International Business, in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourist Management and Nursing. In Master's level, we offer degrees in English in International Business Management and Fine Arts.
We have about 3000 students, approx. 450 of them being international degree students. The number of teachers and other personnel is about 260. We have two campuses, one in Lappeenranta and an other in Imatra. Lappeenranta campus is situated next to Lappeenranta University of Technology.
The students from abroad who join us are welcomed as an integral part of the international atmosphere of our university of applied sciences, and they give us all an opportunity to learn how to work in a multicultural environment.
In our international co-operation, we place emphasis on Western Europe, Nordic countries, Russia and the new EU member states, as well as Asian countries such as Vietnam. Many of our students take the opportunity to complement their studies by studying or working at one of our international partners.
We also have a lecturer exchange scheme whereby we offer our expertise to our international partners and in exchange, we benefit from some of the unique knowledge they have to offer. We are strongly committed to addressing the challenges of international research and development projects.