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We are a University of Applied Sciences of about 4400 students and 340 employees, producing and offering knowledge with a big heart.

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For applicants

Our three campuses work together, and we want the same team spirit and courage to be transferred to our students as well.

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For students

In the student section you’ll find information and instructions that you will need from the beginning of your studies until graduation.

For students
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Research, development and services

We share our skills with the working life, because by collaborating and learning new things, we achieve something truly important for the future.

Research, development and services
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International Centria

We are one of the most international universities in Finland.

International Centria
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Centria ranked number one in the country in student satisfaction

Students graduating from Centria University of Applied Sciences in 2023 rated their education as the best in Finland in a nationwide student feedback survey. The number of graduates during the year also increased.

Tapio Huttula has returned as CEO, Rector on 1.10.2023

As the induction process of CEO, Rector Tapio Huttula continues and due to the strategy process that is about to start, Jennie Elfving is appointed Deputy Rector for the period 1.10.–31.12.2023 to ensure the operational capacity of the UAS.