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Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

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Type  Public Osakeyhtiö
Academic staff  1,100
Headquarters  Helsinki, Finland
Founded  2007
Established  2007 (opened 2008)
Number of students  16,500
Rector  Riitta Konkola
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Motto in English  Expertise and insight for the future
Location  Helsinki & Vantaa & Espoo, Finland
CEO  Riitta Konkola (16 Mar 2007–)
Motto  Osaamista ja oivallusta tulevaisuuden tekemiseen (Expertise and insight for the future)
Similar  Laurea University of Applie, Haaga‑Helia University of Applie, Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia, Tampere University of Applie, Aalto University

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Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finnish: Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu) is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland situated in Helsinki metropolitan area. The university has four fields of study: culture, business, health care and social services, and technology. Teaching is also provided in English.


The number of students is 16,500 and the staff about 1,050. In the year 2015 nearly 2 900 students graduated from Metropolia.

Metropolia's background

EVTEK University of Applied Sciences and Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia merged into Metropolia University of Applied Sciences on 1 August 2008.

International Metropolia

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland. Twelve international degree programmes, student and teacher mobility, work placement opportunities abroad and various projects play an essential role in the international activities at Metropolia. Over 1 450 foreign students representing 90 nationalities study in Metropolia. Some 550 Metropolian students visit partner schools abroad as exchanges of over 3 months and about 450 exchange students come to Metropolia. Metropolia has over 400 partner universities around the world.


In the year 2015 the number of staff was 1 050, including 670 teachers.


Metropolia is a LTD-company. The shareholders in the company are the capital region cities Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen and the municipality of Kirkkonummi.

The Managing Director, President is Ms Riitta Konkola.

LTD. Board of Directors

The Board of Directors from 26.5.2016

Chairperson Mr. Henri Kuitunen, Helsinki


  • Ms Elina Lehto-Häggroth (Vantaa)
  • Mr. Martti Lipponen (Vantaa)
  • Mr. Kalevi Ekman (Espoo)
  • Mr. Sampo Suihko (Espoo)
  • Ms Tuula Saxholm (Helsinki)
  • Ms Ritva Viljanen (Helsinki)
  • Mr. Jarno Varteva (staff representative)
  • Mr. Jemi Heinilä (student representative)
  • Campuses

    Metropolia has about 20 campuses in Helsinki Metropolitan Area. By the year 2019 Metropolia will concentrate on four campuses: Espoo Leppävaara, Helsinki Arabianranta and Myllypuro and Vantaa Myyrmäki. The new campus in Myllypuro will be housing over 6000 students and the school administration.


  • Agricolankatu
  • Albertinkatu
  • Arabiankatu
  • Bulevardi
  • Hämeentie
  • Kalevankatu
  • Mannerheimintie
  • Onnentie
  • Ruoholahdentori
  • Sofianlehdonkatu
  • Tukholmankatu
  • Vanha Viertotie
  • Vantaa

  • Leiritie 1
  • Lummetie
  • Espoo

  • Vanha Maantie
  • Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in English

  • Civil Engineering with specialization in Sustainable Building Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • European Business Administration
  • European Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business and Logistics
  • Media Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Social Services
  • Master's Degree Programmes conducted in English

  • Business Informatics
  • Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • Health Business Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics
  • Construction and Real Estate Management (ConREM) (by cooperation with HTW-Berlin University of Applied Sciences)
  • Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in Finnish

  • Automation Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Bio and Food Technology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Music
  • Conservation
  • Construction Management
  • Cultural Management
  • Dental Technology
  • Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Emergency Care
  • Fashion and Clothing
  • Film and Television
  • Geriatric Care
  • Health Informatics
  • Industrial Management and Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Land Surveying Technology
  • Materials Technology and Surface Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media
  • Media Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Osteopathy
  • Performing Arts
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Pop/Jazz Music
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Radiography and Radiotherapy
  • Social Services
  • Master's Degree Programmes conducted in Finnish

  • Automation Technology
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Business and Administration
  • Music
  • Conservation
  • Cultural Management
  • Development and Leadership in Health Care and Social Services
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Competence
  • Health Promotion
  • Media Production
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Services
  • Supply Chain Management
  • References

    Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Wikipedia

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