By staying in tune with the needs of our society and the business world, both in the present and the future, Arcada's applied research finds practical solutions to the challenges our country and our world is facing.

Arcada provides an innovative environment with a focus on research-based innovation in the business and public sectors, and with a strong interaction between teaching and research. The need for continuous and deep collaboration between education and research is needed, e.g. to prepare students for a knowledge-based, rapidly changing working life, where students also need to have the capability and knowledge to create their own workplaces.