The first annual report of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has been released.
2008 was a year full of changes for Metropolia. When Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia and EVTEK University of Applied Sciences merged, the result was Finland's biggest university of applied sciences with 14,046 students in 2008. The largest field of study was technology, the students numbering 7,000. Metropolia graduates numbered 2,200, having very good employment opportunities. Metropolia had a staff of 1,066.
Metropolia was an instant success: its attractiveness was among the highest in Finland. For each new study place at Metropolia, there were four applicants who put it down as their first choice (the national average was 3.3).
Read more of the first year (pdf).