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In Centria, we have our feet firmly on the ground of three Ostrobothnian regions, on the Kokkola, Pietarsaari, and Ylivieska campuses. Our university of applied sciences (UAS) offers several great fields of study, skills, and achievements, of which students, personnel, and business life in the region can be proud of.

About us

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

Five students photographed in front of the Talonpojankatu campus in winter, they pose for the camera and smile


Centria University of Applied Sciences is owned by Centria University of Applied Sciences Ltd which has multiple stakeholders. The biggest stakeholder is the City of Kokkola with a 27 percent share.

Alumni activities

As an alumnus of Centria, you are part of the expert network of Centria graduates. Alumni are valued as partners and working life contacts.

Centria as a workplace

In Centria, we believe that when our personnel feel good, good atmosphere, responsibility, and genuinely caring attitude will follow and spread around the entire campus.

Centria Concerts

Centria’s music students, their teachers as well as other music professionals perform in Centria Concers.


Centria libraries in Kokkola and Ylivieska are open to all those who need information. Books and journals in the library’s collections are available to everyone.

Centria Shop

Centria Shop sells Centria-themed products at student-friendly prices.


Are you looking for our billing information or perhaps Centria’s management’s contact information? On the Contacts page you can find the contact information of all our various activities as well as a person search through which you can find contact information for staff members by name or phone number.