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International Cooperation

Internationality is an integral part of the University of Applied Sciences and Savonia, accordingly, it has a significant role in the strengthening and internationalising of the multicultural know-how of the region and economic life. Savonia UAS has higher education partners in over 30 countries. Consequently, active and dynamic student and expert exchange is part of our everyday life, as well as working together with other universities of applied sciences in international projects. In our English fields of studies, our students represent over 20 different nationalities.

Savonia UAS has student exchange partners in Nordic Countries and EU countries, as well as in Russia, Asia, United States of America and in Africa. We participate, among others, in the following programmes: ERASMUS+, FIRST+ and NORDPLUS, and we are a partner of the UArctic network.

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

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International Office:

tel. +358 44 785 7004 (international cooperations and agreements)
tel. +358 44 785 7003 (international mobility)
Mail: P.O. Box 6 FI-70201 KUOPIO, FINLAND
Street adress: Microkatu 1, FI-70201 KUOPIO, FINLAND

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

International Relations Coordinator (projects, FIRST+)
Marina Malinen
Tel. +358 44 785 5065

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


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.