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International Cooperation

Internationality is an integral part of the universities of applied sciences and Savonia, accordingly, has a significant role in strengthening and internationalising of the multicultural know-how of the region and economic life. Savonia UAS has higher education partners in over 30 countries. Active and dynamic student and expert exchange is an essential part of our everyday life, likewise cooperation in international projects with other universities of applied sciences. In the degree programmes taught in English, our students represent over 20 different nationalities.

Savonia UAS has student exchange partners in the Nordic countries and widely in Europe, as well as in Russia, East and Central Asia, North America and in Africa. We participate, among others, in the following programmes: ERASMUS+, FIRST+ and NORDPLUS. We are a partner of the UArctic network.

PIC code: 934620221
Erasmus code: SF KUOPIO08
Erasmus Charter number: 29571-EPP-1-2014-1-FI-EPPKA3-ECHE

Mail: P.O. Box 6 FI-70201 KUOPIO, FINLAND
Street adress: Microkatu 1, FI-70201 KUOPIO, FINLAND

International Office

tel. +358 44 785 7004

Manager of International Relations
Virpi Laukkanen
Tel. +358 44 785 6018

International Coordinator (Erasmus+ institutional coordinator, FIRST+)
Solja Ryhänen
Tel. +358 44 785 6019

International Coordinator
Soile Takkunen
Tel. +358 44 785 6298

Student mobility affairs

tel. +358 44 785 7003

International Coordinators in Schools

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.