Varpaat lumessa yläbanneri.jpg
Home / English homepage - Lapland UAS / Who we are

We are cold. We are hot.

Lapland University of Applied Sciences is the northernmost UAS in Finland and in the EU focusing on higher education and research, development and innovations.

Success in Arctic conditions and utilising the conditions are at the core. We have the Northern Factor.


Licence and legislation

Our 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)

Tasks & Mission
Higher Education

Finland is High-tech and Highly Educated. With us, students combine one of the best educational systems in the world with a unique adventure to the Arctic.

We provide higher education in several fields:


In Lapland UAS, there are three Bachelor’s degree programmes and one Master's degree programme conducted in English.

Research, Development and Innovations

Lapland UAS’s research, development and innovation (RDI) activities are multidisciplinary. RDI is closely linked with teaching.

Knowledge of northern conditions is a basic part of our life.

Find out more about our RDI.