The Biofore Concept Car story wins gold at the Golden Hammer International Advertising Festival


The video presenting the Biofore Concept Car journey wins gold at the Golden Hammer International Advertising Festival in Riga, Latvia. The winning video was awarded in the Corporate PR subctaegory.

The video tells a vivid story of the Biofore Concept Car which is designed and built by the students of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and runs on UPM's renewable wood-based diesel, UPM BioVerno, and showcases UPM’s other biomaterials.

The Biofore Concept Car demonstrates the innovative use of biomaterials in the car industry.

The majority of parts traditionally made from plastic have been replaced with UPM’s durable and sustainable biomaterials. The car was first presented to the public at the International Geneva Motor Show in March and it attracted immediate international interest. The Biofore Concept Car has been covered by over 200 different media outlets and there are already hundreds of thousands of Google hits.

The Biofore Concept Car has proven a success story this spring. ProCom, the Finnish Association of Communications Professionals, has awarded the Biofore Concept Car project as the Communications Campaign of the year.

The winning video has been created in co-operation with UPM, Metropolia, Faster Horse advertising agency and Imagemaker production company.

The video is available on the Biofore Concept Car website

Metropolia and UPM proudly present: The innovative Biofore Concept Car!

For more information please contact:

Pekka Hautala, Project Director
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
tel. +358 50 048 3786

Digital Wellbeing Sprint took over Lapinjärvi


New solutions sought to help the elderly during intensive week realised in the form of 3UAS cooperation
The main road of Lapinjärvi in Eastern Uusimaa was abuzz with a new kind of activity last week, as the municipality's centre acted at the scene for the Digital Wellbeing Sprint, an intensive...

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Support available related to events in Turku


On Friday August 18, 2017, there was a knife attack in Turku, a city on the Western coast of Finland. The police arrested the suspected attacker and is now investigating the incident.
The Well-being Services at Metropolia have informed Metropolia students via intranet to offer support for the stude...

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Minister of Health of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia H.E. Dr. Tawfig AlRabia visited Metropolia UAS


The Minister of Health of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia H.E. Dr. Tawfig AlRabia and his delegation visited Metropolia UAS on Thu 10.8.2017 as a part of the official visit to Finland.
Saudi Arabia has shown very much interest in the Finnish Education System and is seeking for mutual cooperation opportunit...

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Masterminds - Metropolia Master's Alumni Event


The number of Finnish Master’s degrees accomplished in universities of applied sciences is increasing. Many professionals with a pragmatic Bachelor's degree want to strive for a stronger position in the labor market and a boost their career development.
More than 2200 graduates have already g...

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Welcome to Metropolia - Student selection now published

The results of spring 2017 joint application have been published. In the autumn 3,700 new students begin their studies at Metropolia.
A total of 24 628 candidates applied to Metropolia this spring.
The applicant may track the results by logging into My Studyinfo at Electrical letters to a...

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Tuija Pulkkinen appointed Sales Director for EduExcellence Ltd

The international education service provider EduExcellence Ltd has appointed Tuija Pulkkinen as its new Sales Director. Pulkkinen will take up the post on 16 August and will also serve as the company’s Managing Director.
EduExcellence Ltd is a new education export company owned jointly by three un...

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From a School Project into a Recognized Innovation – Case Showerloop

School projects are an efficient way to learn and sometimes can lead to unexpected and recognized innovations and business ideas. Jason Selvarajan, an environmental engineer graduated from Metropolia in 2013, started his Showerloop project during his studies, in attempt to create water- and energy saving...

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