Lapland University of Applied Sciences was established in 2014 as a merger between Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences.
Located in Lapland, Finland
Part of the Lapland University Consortium
Lapland UAS operations are governed by the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act and the Universities of Applied Sciences Act, which stipulates the tasks and management of universities of applied sciences and of their organs.
In Finland, universities of applied sciences require permission from the
government to operate. In addition to that, the Ministry of Education
and Culture steers the operations with four-year agreements that state
the key objectives for universities of applied sciences operations and
the funding required.
Furthermore, Finnish universities are obliged to participate in
external evaluation of their activities and quality systems conducted by
The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).
Lapland University of Applied Sciences 2017 audit report by The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC)