A Bold Reformer of Expertise and an Active Builder of Sustainable Future 

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, educates future professionals in the fields of Business, Culture, Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. Metropolia is a community of 16,200 students and more than 1,000 experts. In Metropolia, people and worlds meet to create insight, expertise and well-being. 

We all need people who can make a difference: We deal with a wide variety of challenges every day. For some of us, they revolve around more humane care for the elderly, while for others they’re about tackling the profitability issues of a company with data automation, reducing traffic emissions, or developing more sustainable clothing to replace fast fashion. Whether our aim is to make everyday life easier or curb the climate crisis, we need fresh approaches, new ideas and innovations and brave experimentation. At Metropolia, we want to be the platform for all these. 

Metropolia is a reliable partner and an innovator in higher education. Through cooperation we discover new ideas and solutions to build a better future. Our phenomena-based innovation hubs enable new ways to learn, create solutions and do multidisciplinary cooperation.

With our new strategy 2030, we aim for making a stronger impact for the benefit of society, by putting people first. Our strategic intent is to be a bold reformer of expertise and an active builder of a sustainable future.

See Metropolia's strategy 2030

See our sustainability website

Metropolia in brief

Year 2021

  • 16,836 students
  • 2,711 Bachelor’s and 516 Master’s graduates in 2020
  • Staff 992
  • 71 degree programmes - 14 of them in English
    • 43 Bachelor's degree programmes - 6 of them in English
    • 28 Master's degree programmes - 8 of them in English
  • Most popular UAS in Finland in terms of applicants: 4.09 first-choice applicants per
    study place in 2021
  • 900 foreign degree students, nearly 90 nationalities
  • Turnover and other operational income totalled EUR 119,7 million, a growth of 7.3 per cent from the previous year.
  • Publicly funded and owned by Cities of Helsinki (42%), Espoo (27 %), Vantaa (26%), Kirkkonummi (4%) and Kauniainen (1%)
  • R&D&I total volume in 2021 was about EUR 18.9 million, remaining at the previous year's level (2020: EUR 19.0 million)

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Explore our campuses

Arabia Campus

Arabia Culture Campus in Helsinki is a vibrant urban arena for ideas and stories. 

Karamalmi Campus

Metropolia's new Developer Campus for Smart Solutions in Karamalmi, Espoo was opened on August 2019.

Myllypuro Campus

Myllypuro Campus in Helsinki brings together people-focused expertise where well-being, built environment and healthy future are developed together.

Myyrmäki Campus

Myyrmäki campus in Vantaa is where Industrial Technology meets International Business.