International collaboration

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Arcada builds Nordic cooperation for global relevance. The international dimension runs like a common thread through all operations.

Today, we are one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland in terms of both the proportion of international students and staff. A telling example is that among our approximately 2,700 students there are over 60 nationalities.

At Arcada the development of the international  dimension of our operations is a strategic choice. Only by collaborating and focusing on global issues can we maintain our local relevance. We do this through strategic partnerships within the Nordic region, which promote both research and education. And not least by actively collaborating within international networks. All in an effort to promote our students' opportunities for internationalization, knowledge exchange and to co-create tomorrow's smart solutions.

International networks

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Arcada, as a relatively small university of applied sciences, strongly believes in the added value of collaboration. We work actively to open doors internationally.

Exchange studies

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Come on an exchange to Arcada! Arcada has about 120 partner insitutions around the world and welcomes about 70 exchange students each year. Around 50 nationalities are represented in Arcada, partly within the English degree programs and partly through student, teacher and expert exchanges.

Arcada new member of Helsinki EU Office

Arcada ny medlem i Helsingfors EU-kontor

Arcada has signed a long-term agreement with the Helsinki EU Office. The office supervises the interests of its members in Brussels, and promotes cooperation in the Helsinki metropolitan area.