Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland with more than 10,500 students. Haaga-Helia is fully licensed and programmes are accredited by Finland’s Ministry of Education.
Haaga-Helia recognizes needs and changes in the current and future business environments, offering its students experience of business life and helping students and companies to find each other. Haaga-Helia graduates are forerunners, mastering both practical skills and having an understanding of the relevant theoretical bases.
International degree students and faculty, as well as exchange students and teachers contribute to a truly international study environment. The lecturers are all experts in their fields with extensive theoretical background and work experience in a wide variety of industries.
Modern facilities and state of the art technology provide a perfect setting for a relaxed and informal study atmosphere.
Haaga-Helia Areas of Specialization
International co-operation is an important part of Haaga-Helia’s activities. A strong internationalization policy has led to agreements with almost 200 partner institutions around the world, securing mobility for students, faculty and other staff members.
To Haaga-Helia, sustainable collaboration with partner universities and companies abroad is of utmost importance and enhances the international dimension in all our activities. Annually, approximately 30% of our students acquire international experience abroad through student exchange or internship abroad. Hundreds of students also participate in short term studies abroad as an integrated part of their course curriculum.
More than 1000 foreign degree students of over 90 nationalities study in our English degree programmes. Together with 350 inbound exchange students, they give an excellent opportunity to enhance foreign language communication competences and multicultural skills also at Haaga-Helia. The expertise provided by our guest lecturers is incorporated into a number of our regular courses.
In collaboration with the Foundation of Student Housing in the Helsinki region, we can assist students to find housing. Haaga-Helia’s International Student Associations IDS and ESN-HELGA play an active and important role in looking after the well-being of our international students and organize a wide range of activities. All our student services are available in English and extensive orientation programmes and peer tutors help students to settle in to Haaga-Helia and Finland.
Partnership with Businesses
Haaga-Helia is a privately owned, government funded University of Applied Sciences with its roots in business life. One of Haaga-Helia’s core objectives is to help companies develop their businesses and to create new knowledge and new solutions for companies operating in the global market.
Some examples of business developments are:
- Students, staff and business partners work closely together in R&D activities
- International university partners bringing local knowledge to our business development and research projects
- Tailor made programmes for human resource management
- Haaga-Helia is involved in EU funded and other international projects with companies and university partners and in many smaller cooperation activities with local business and regional partners.