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About Savonia

Savonia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest and most versatile Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland. Our organization of experts educates strong professionals in six different fields of study. Our versatile Degree Programmes offer the students the opportunity to study as a fulltime student or alongside their job (Master’s Degree and specialised studies) or flexibly in the Open University of Applied Sciences. Our campuses are located in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus.

Savonia UAS wishes to serve the surrounding work life actively. Savonia UAS is profiled by its focus areas. Each focus area contains both basic and higher university of applied sciences education, diverse RDI activities and strong business activities. The focus area activities are significant and acknowledged both nationally and internationally.

As Savonia UAS is a multidisciplinary university of applied sciences, it naturally has high-quality core mission-based activities outside of the focus areas. The selected focus areas are Applied Wellbeing Technology, Innovative Engineering and Energy Industries, Responsible Food Production and Water Safety. The unifying theme in these areas is digital solutions. The philosophy of the focus areas is built on product development, creative experiments, entrepreneurship, innovations, business expertise and internationality.

Savonia University of Applied Sciences is run by the Savonia University of Applied Sciences ltd. The manager of the ltd and the President of Savonia UAS is Mrs Mervi Vidgrén.

Read more: Annual report 2017

Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.

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