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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 4000 students and 320 employees, producing and offering knowledge with a big heart.


Centria University of Applied Sciences is owned by Centria University of Applied Sciences Ltd which has multiple stakeholders.

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. With us, you can tailor your own work and decide the direction you wish to develop in.

Centria Concerts

Centria’s music students, their teachers as well as other music professionals perform in Centria Concers. Centria’s music degree programme organises concerts during semesters, with audiences welcome to join. Concerts are usually held on Wednesdays.


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.