Arcada University of Applied Sciences is a modern, multi-professiona* university of applied sciences in Helsinki. The campus located in the beautiful surroundings of Arabianranta on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Arcada offers high-quality practice-oriented programs at both bachelor’s and master’s level. In 2017, Arcada was ranked first in the yearly ranking of best universities of applied sciences in Finland.
Arcada is truly international, with over 40 different nationalities represented among its 2,500 students and 200 employees. In fact, Arcada is the most international university of applied sciences in Finland in relation to its size, with more than 90 partner universities across the globe. Arcada takes part in numerous international research projects and exchange programs and is a member of various networks within education and research.
Arcada’s modern campus offers excellent facilities. From quiet corners and collaborative spaces to cafes, a well-equipped gym, and even a sauna. In addition to being the hub for student affairs on campus, the student union house offers a variety of activities, services, and facilities that attract both old and new students. Having all faculties around one campus allows for multi-disciplinary collaborations. It is also a great way to meet new students and professors from diverse backgrounds.
Arcada believes in flexible learning paths that lead to competencies for future working life. This is one of the reasons why Arcada belongs to the top five Finnish UAS’s for employment after graduation.
Finland is a safe and equal society which is also reflected and highly valued within Arcada’s walls as well. In 2011, Arcada passed the Quality Audit by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, FINEEC. Moreover, the Ministry of Education and Culture closely oversees the quality of teaching in all higher education institutions in Finland, including Arcada University of Applied Sciences.