Yrkeshögskolan Arcada AB

A modern university in Helsinki, Finland

Arcada is a state-recognized university of applied sciences in Arabianranta, Helsinki, Finland. Arcada believes combining practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and experience is essential for entering today's job market. It is this belief which makes a degree from Arcada desired by employers.

At Arcada high level research with societal impact meets lifelong learning within all our areas of expertise; Business management and analytics, Energy and materials technology, Health and welfare, Culture and media, and Healthcare. Together with our partners, we are building Nordic bridges to be globally relevant. We create smart solutions for a dynamic working life and a vibrant Swedish-speaking culture.

Offering 3,000 students high-quality education at a bachelor and master level, Arcada offers degree programs within:

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

The international learning environment at Arcada represents students from over 40 different nationalities. With modern, state-of-the art facilities, students are able to train in laboratories and "living labs" together with researchers to expand their knowledge.

Arcada strives to contribute to research that is relevant to the current issues faced by the world we live in. Chosen specialized areas of this research are:  cultural fields, functional materials, business development and information analysis, patient safety, as well as health promotion and social participation. As alumni often become entrepreneurs, Arcada actively supports entrepreneurship encourages students’ business ideas.

In addition to these degree programs, Arcada also offers education in Swedish. The university has 14  degree programs at Bachelor level and 4 degree programs at Master level. 


Student lifestyle

If you want to meet new people, Arcada Student Union – ASK and the different Student Associations arrange pastime activities such as parties, sitzes, trips, cottage weekends and other events. You can also just stop by the Cor-house and enjoy the terrace with new friends.

When it comes to sports, Arcada Student Union arranges different kind of activities. Arcada also holds a fully equipped gym, which all student at Arcada can use for a very reasonable prize. For more information about the Arcada gym and other free-time acitivites on campus, click here. 


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