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Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu
Motto Osaamista ja oivallusta tulevaisuuden tekemiseen
Motto in English
Expertise and insight for the future
Type Public Osakeyhtiö
Established 2007 (opened 2008)
Rector Riitta Konkola
Academic staff
Students 16,000
Location Finland Helsinki & Vantaa & Espoo, Finland
Website www.metropolia.fi

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finnish: Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu) is one of the largest and the most international University of Applied Sciences in Finland.[1] The university has four fields of study: technology, health care and social services, economics and business administration, and culture, all of which are also taught in English.

The students number some 16,000 and the staff about 1,200.[2]

The main building in Bulevardi 31.

Metropolia's background[edit]

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

The shareholders in the company in charge of the new higher education institute consist of the capital region cities - Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen - and the municipality of Kirkkonummi.

The new and competitive higher education institute, which measures up to international standards, specialises in innovation and cater for the special needs of the metropolitan area. The training programmes involve close cooperation with businesses and the labour market.

The higher education institute has four fields of study: culture, health care and social services, business and administration, and technology and transport, all of which provide teaching also in English.[3]

International Metropolia[edit]

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland. Ten international degree programmes, student and teacher mobility, work placement opportunities abroad and various projects play an essential role in the international activities at Metropolia.[4]

Erasmus University Charter[edit]

Metropolia has been awarded the Erasmus Extended University Charter until the academic year 2013/2014.[5]


Faculty's educational background:

  • 12% doctoral degree
  • 12% Licentiate degree
  • 67% Master's degree

Administration and organization[edit]

Managing Director:

  • Riitta Konkola, Licentiate of Arts in Education (previous post: President of Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia)

The Board of Directors:[6]

  • Chairman Henri Kuitunen
  • Vice-chairman Yrjö Neuvo, Professor
  • Vice-chairman Aulis Pitkälä, Director of Education and Culture in the City of Espoo
  • Tuula Haatainen, Deputy Mayor of the City of Helsinki
  • Tuula Saxholm, Budget Director, Helsinki
  • Martti Lipponen, Deputy Mayor of the City of Vantaa
  • Elina Lehto-Häggroth, Vantaa
  • Timo Haapaniemi, Kauniainen and Kirkkonummi


Nursing department of Metropolia represents functionalism.

Metropolia has 15 campuses in Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Metropolia has plans to reduce a number of campuses to four in coming years. It will build a new, large campus in Myllypuro, Helsinki stated to open in 2019 which will replace several campuses. The other campuses will locate in Myyrmäki in Vantaa, Leppävaara in Espoo and Arabianranta in Helsinki. The new campus in Myllypuro will be housing over 6000 students and the school administration.[7]


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


  • Leiritie 1
  • Lummetie


Metropolia's Espoo campus.
  • Vanha Maantie

Studies in Metropolia[edit]

Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in English[edit]

  • Civil Engineering with specialization in Sustainable Building Engineering[8]
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • European Business Administration
  • European Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business and Logistics[9]
  • Media Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Social Services

Master's Degree Programmes conducted in English[edit]

  • Business Informatics
  • Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • Health Business Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Construction and Real Estate Management (ConREM) (by cooperation with HTW-Berlin University of Applied Sciences)

Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in Finnish[edit]

Metropolia Motorsport Helsinki during FSG 2009's endurance event.
  • 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[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - International Metropolia 5.1.2010
  2. ^ Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - About 27.9.2011
  3. ^ Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - Metropolia's background 5.1.2010
  4. ^ Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - International Metropolia 5.1.2010
  5. ^ Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - Erasmus University Charter 5.1.2010
  6. ^ Helsinki Metropolia UAS - LTD. Board of Directors 27.9.2011
  7. ^ Metropolian uusi kampus (In Finnish) Retrieved on 24 January 2015
  8. ^ http://www.metropolia.fi/en/apply/studies-bachelor-technology/civil-engineering//
  9. ^ Bachelors degree program in International Business and Logistics

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 60°11′28″N 24°54′08″E / 60.1910°N 24.9021°E / 60.1910; 24.9021

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:51:36 -0700

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 01:43:05 -0700

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 06:52:30 -0700

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