Everyone who has a higher education degree from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (or the previous institutions Evtek and Stadia) is a Metropolia alumni and a part of the over 60 000 alumni of our university community. They form a broad group of experts from different fields. As a representatives of the working life they are important stakeholders.

Get to know Metropolia’s alumni activities

The goals of the alumni activities are to improve the success of the graduated alumni in the working life and also utilize their experiences and knowledge in the education and research. We want to support your career, help you improve your knowledge and co-operate with you also after you have graduated.

Through our alumni activities you can for example: take part in different events, expand your professional network, improve your own knowledge, stay up to date on Metropolia’s development, share your own know-how, recruit experts and have an impact on the development of the education.

On this page you can explore our alumni activities and services.

Hello Metropolia alumni! Suggest the Alum of the Year 2024!

Metropolia's first Alum of the Year was selected last October at the alumni gala at the Myllypuro campus. Among the many distinguished alumni, the award was given to health care professional Fadumo Ali.

Read more about Fadumo at this link. (The article is in Finnish)
Watch Fadumo's interview video at this link.

Alum of the Year 2024 is a positive Metropolia ambassador and has graduated with a higher education degree from Metropolia, or its predecessors, Stadia or Evtek. The Alum of the Year is selected based on proposals from the staff, the student union board and alumni. Based on the proposals, Metropolia's alumni team presents a selection of candidates to the Metropolia's management team, that makes the final selection. The Alum of the Year will be announced on 24 September at Metropolia's MetGO academic year kick-off event at the Myyrmäki campus.

Do you have a suitable person in mind for next Alum of the Year?

Read more about the criteria and suggest a person for Alum of the Year at this link until 9.6.2024.

Best regards,
Metropolia's alumni team

Further information: alumni [at] (alumni[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Let’s stay in touch

Henkilö laittaa post-it-lappuja lasiseinään.

By updating your information on our alumni register, you make sure you get the alumni newsletter and stay up to date on Metropolia’s news, lifelong learning and events.

You can also stay connected to your university community and friends by joining our Metropolia LinkedIn alumni community. Come join us!

You are also very welcome to come talk to our students, act as mentor and take part in the education’s development advisory board. We gladly post stories about our alumni. If you are interested in sharing your own story, please contact us via email alumni [at] (alumni[at]metropolia[dot]fi).

Develop your skills

The future of working is lifelong learning. Metropolia offers many different continuing studies to support your career development. You can apply for a Master’s degree and take part in the continuing studies.

Guidance for planning your studies for successful working life

If you would like to discuss career opportunities or possibilities for developing your skills with a career coach, read more about our career guidance service and book a free personal career guidance appointment. The appointment will be held online and takes only 30 minutes of your time — a small but significant investment in your professional future!

Open UAS studies free of charge for our alumni from 1st January 2023

Alumni of Metropolia (Metropolia University of Applied Sciences higher education degree graduates) are offered the opportunity to study at the Metropolia Open UAS free of charge for 4 semesters after graduating. Free studies must be completed within four consecutive full semesters. Alumni who have graduated before 2023 from Metropolia and its predecessors Stadia and EVTEK get this right for the period 1 January 2023 - 31 December 2024.

Enrollment takes place in the Open UAS enrollment system . If the studies are fee-based, when confirming your enrollment, you need to select "Order invoice" as the payment method.

After confirming your enrollment, please contact us by e-mail avoinamk [at] (avoinamk[at]metropolia[dot]fi), regardless of whether you have enrolled in fee-based or free studies. The e-mail must state that you are a Metropolia alum and which studies you are enrolled in.

Are you looking for a professional?

Find a skilled professional with the help of JobTeaser

Find a skilled and motivated student for an internship, for a longer employment or to conduct a thesis. You can offer a student a subject for their thesis or utilize their know-how to improve your business with a cooperation project.

JobTeaser Portal can be used in job searching, career planning and student recruitment. Announce your open internship, job position or thesis offers through our JobTeaser recruitment portal!

Explore the recruitment opportunities and JobTeaser!

Services for the companies and individuals

We offer a wide range of services to individuals as well as companies and communities. Some of the services are provided as student work, some as expert services.

Explore the services.

Incubator Turbiini

Turbiini is the Metropolia’s campus incubator. Turbiini offers mentoring, events, workspace and early stages incubator program for the students and alumni of the Metropolia.
Explore Turbiini.

The working life cooperation agreement

The aim of the cooperation agreement is to deepen and diversify the cooperation between a company and Metropolia and to make the operations goal-directed, easy and systematic:

  • cooperation with the students
  • shared Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities
  • solutions of lifelong learning for the company personnel
  • to make the cooperation visible

    Explore the cooperation agreements.

Participation opportunities

To develop the education and research, the alumni bring their experience from the working life. The alumni can act as a guest speakers and mentors to share their knowledge and contacts for the students of the field

Sharing your knowledge

To develop the education and the research, the alumni bring their experience from the working life. The alumni can act as a guest speakers and mentors to share their knowledge and contacts for the students of the field.

As a mentor you spar with a student and learn simultaneously yourself.

Make a difference

As a alumni you can lead peer groups and organize alumni events. Through the schools’ advisory boards and different alumni groups, you can take part in the development of the education, working life services and alumni activities.

You can also donate funds for an alumni scholarship for a gifted student, research or other possible functions. Read more about how you can make a donation.

Innovation projects

You can propose a subject for the multidisciplinary Minno innovation projects, suggest a collaboration project or take part in the innovation projects.

Read more about our Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities.

If you are interested in collaboration, please contact us via email alumni [at] (alumni[at]metropolia[dot]fi).


If you live and work abroad, you can share your experiences and be a local contact person for the other alumni and students. You can also host events and lead your own group. You can recruit international professionals abroad too.

The career monitoring survey

As an alumni you are important to us - please remember to answer the career monitoring survey which is sent to you five years after graduating.

With the career monitoring survey we want to find out for example:

  • how your studies have matched with the demands of the working life?
  • what have your career path been like after graduating?
  • what are your future plans for the possible postgraduate studies?
  • how has your polytechnic knowledge served you in the working life?

The annual career monitoring survey is a great chance for the Metropolia’s alumni to give feedback of the employment, career paths and the knowledge needed in the working life.

This information is important to the individuals who are applying into university studies and the students who are thinking about their studies and their future career plans. The information will also be used in the development of Metropolia’s education and study counselling.

More information and survey results:

Education Statistics Finland

From UAS to Career

Fadumo Ali

Healthcare entrepreneur Fadumo Ali is Metropolia's Alumna of the Year 2023

On the initiative of Metropolia's alumni team, the Alum of the Year has been selected by the management group based on suggestions made by the staff and the Board of Student Union. The Alum of the Year was announced on 12th October at the Alumni gala organized at the Myllypuro campus.

Alum of the Year was chosen at Metropolia for the first time this year from among four top candidates. The winning candidates were ABB Oy, Local Division Manager Kimmo Kalaja, Yleisradio Oy journalist, presenter and media expert Rosa Kettumäki, and Mummodisko ry founding member and chairman of the board Joni Tammisalo.

Read more about the Alumna of the Year (in Finnish)

Read more about Alumni Gala

Why Metropolia? Watch Metropolia Alumni interview videos! (The videos are in Finnish)

Emma Kimiläinen, racing car driver

Jepa Lambert, soul singer (Song of My Life)

Joni Tammisalo, Grannydisco ry

Kimmo Kalaja, ABB Ltd, Local Division Manager

Alumni stories

Get to know our alumni's stories. Would you like to tell us your own story? Please contact us at alumni [at] (alumni[at]metropolia[dot]fi).

Contact us

alumni [at] (alumni[at]metropolia[dot]fi) or

Nella Hiltunen
Specialist, Alumni Relations

Learning Networks and Services
+358 50 566 3108
nella.hiltunen [at] (nella[dot]hiltunen[at]metropolia[dot]fi)