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About Arcada

A modern and international University of Applied Sciences

About Arcada

In short

Arcada is a multi-professional university of applied sciences (UAS) with campus located in Arabianranta, Helsinki. We offer high quality practice-oriented higher education at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels as well as further education in Swedish and English within: 

  • Business Administration
  • Sports
  • Media
  • Culture
  • Social- and Health Care
  • Technology

Arcada was last audited in November 2017 by The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council. You can read more about Arcada's Management System here.
Fineccc Audited






Educational Departments


Bachelor Programmes


Master Programmes


Vision & Values


Innovative thinking for the sustainable development of society.

Operational idea

Arcada is a Swedish university of applied sciences that promotes a bilingual Finland, offers demand-oriented professional education and conducts applied research.


We co-create relevant solutions for a sustainable society.

Values we promote

  • Student-centred learning
  • Community involvement for sustainable development
  • The willingness to change and an enterprising spirit
  • Transparency, responsibility and tolerance

Priorities 2025

  • Growth - new target groups
  • Developing the education offered
  • Open research with increased impact
  • Competence maintenance and personnel policies