Study at Arcada

Regardless of whether this is the first step in your career or if you are already well immersed in working life, Arcada offers degree programmes and courses that will ensure that you are fully equipped to tackle future challenges.

Cooperation and Services

Co-operation and partnerships – foundations for exchanging knowledge! At Arcada University of Applied Sciences we believe in, and actively pursue, close co-operation with organizations, companies as well as the public sector. Research and education that is conducted in close collaboration with business partners and the public sector ensure significant results and that Arcada’s competences benefit society as a whole.

Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Arcada is a multidisciplinary university of applied sciences in Finland.

At our international campus in Helsinki, our 2,700 students and 170 employees work at the forefront of change and development. We conduct research relevant to society and provide lifelong learning in business and IT, energy and materials technology, health and welfare, culture and media, and healthcare. Together with our partners, we open doors for Nordic cooperation of global relevance.

We create smart solutions for a dynamic working life and a vibrant Swedish-language culture in Finland.

Research, development and innovation at Arcada

Leende kvinna

At Arcada we conduct both basic and applied research. Arcada provides an innovative environment with a focus on research-based innovation for business and the public sectors. We emphasise the connections between research and teaching involving students and the surrounding society in our projects.

About us

Arcada building with logotype

Arcada is a multi-professional University of Applied Sciences in Finland. At our campus in Helsinki (Finland), our 2,700 students and 170 staff work across disciplines to advance culture and knowledge.

The war in Ukraine

Handavtryck i blått och gult.

Arcada expresses sympathy and support for Ukraine, its citizens and its entire higher education community. On this page we have gathered information related to the war in Ukraine.

Nordic co-operation in new course at Arcada

Studenter på föreläsning

During two weeks, students from Arcada University of Applied Sciences and Kristiania University College in Norway gathered for a new course in Integrated Business Planning. The course is a unique collaboration between the higher education institutions with the aim of exchanging cross-border knowledge in a new subject.

Category: Education

Arcada offers Ukrainian refugees preparatory studies for higher education

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Along with eight other universities of applied sciences, Arcada offers Ukrainians who have fled the war a free-of-charge preparatory programme for higher education. The programme is made possible through the PrepProg project and with support from the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Category: Education

Can Machine Learning aid in finding key factors to improve the Finnish healthcare system?

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Finland is in the process of change in our health care system. The Nordic well-fare system is challenged in Finland, for instance, due to difficulties in attracting nurses, changing demographics in Finland, and a general pressure to reduce costs in the whole public sector. This poses severe challenges for the entire healthcare sector. Can Machine Learning (i.e., the subfield of Artificial Intelligence, which focuses on having a machine imitate intelligent human behavior) be used to understand relationships between different critical properties of our healthcare system? Yes, it can! An excellent example of how this can be done is found in a scientific paper by Hu et al. (2020), where the authors investigated nurses' willingness to report errors in a specific geographical area of the US.

Category: Publication

Happening at Arcada

07 Jun

Welcome to a Learning teaching training workshop

As the key aim of the HEQED project is to support higher education institutions in building competence in health equity, the descriptive framework at hand forms the basis for our work. This framework evolves on the backdrop of contemporary societal context in Europe 2022, and a continuous process of analysis and reflection on key concepts that will be outlined below.

08 Jun

Health Equity Education - HEQED seminar

The overall purpose of the HEQED (Health Equity Education) project is to support higher education institutions in building competence in health equity. The aim with the conference is to discuss different perspectives on health equity and reflect on how ethical judgement and evaluations promote or hinder health equity in a European and global social context.