Transparent administration of the university

The Arcada University of Applied Sciences is maintained by Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd. on the basis of a licence granted by the government in plenary session. Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd. is wholly owned by the Arcada Foundation. 

The general framework for Arcada’s activities is defined in Arcada’s instructions. Arcada’s activities are also regulated by:

  • current legislation relating to universities of applied science and limited liability companies 
  • Arcada’s operating licence (granted by the government in plenary session)
  • instructions from the Ministry of Education and Culture
  • The articles of association of the Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd. and Arcada’s internal policy documents
  • Arcada’s strategy, operational plan and
  • the Finnish Corporate Governance Code

Arcada’s senior administration consists of the Board and rector of Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd.