Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

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Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Haaga-Helia ammattikorkeakoulu
Haaga-Helia yrkeshögskola
Haaga-Helia logo.png
Haaga-Helia logo
Established 2007 [1]
Type Foundation
Chancellor Ritva Laakso-Manninen
Students ca. 10,500 [1]
Location Helsinki, Porvoo and Vierumäki [2], Finland
Website www.haaga-helia.fi/en
Haaga-Helia's main building in Pasila, Helsinki.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finnish: Haaga-Helia ammattikorkeakoulu, Swedish: Haaga-Helia yrkeshögskola; formerly Helsinki Business Polytechnic and Helia) is one of Finland's largest business polytechnics ("ammattikorkeakoulu" in Finnish). It is an open polytechnic, owned by a foundation run by Helsinki's business community. The school's primary facilities are in Pasila, Helsinki. It has other premises in Haaga, Malmi, and Vallila (all in Helsinki), and in Porvoo and Vierumäki.

Haaga-Helia offers courses in business, information technology, sport and leisure education, hospitality, tourism, management assistant education, vocational teacher education programmes, journalism, marketing, and in languages. It has about 10,500 students and about 700 staff, of whom nearly 400 are full-time teachers.[3]

Research and Business Development Centre[edit]

Helia's Research and Business Development Centre is producing training services to associations and companies. The training is tailored to meet the needs of the individual company by a variety of short-term courses and longer programmes for business operations development, sales training and IT training. The majority of the programmes are executed in cooperation with customers.

Tomorrow's Airport[edit]

Tomorrow's Airport' project is part of World Design Capital 2012 projects which are ongoing the whole year 2012.[2] Tomorrow's Airport is a project from Haaga–Helia University in cooperation with Select Service Partner (SSP), Unione and Finavia. The main aim of the project is research, develop, foresee and make new innovations for the design environment, products and service concepts of the airport. The emphasis is on developing the restaurant, lounges and foodstore.

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