Arcada University of Applied Sciences

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Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Yrkeshögskolan Arcada
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Type University of applied sciences (polytechnic)
Established 1996 (1996)
Rector Henrik Wolff
Students 2,700
Location Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
60°12′05″N 24°57′55″E / 60.20139°N 24.96528°E / 60.20139; 24.96528Coordinates: 60°12′05″N 24°57′55″E / 60.20139°N 24.96528°E / 60.20139; 24.96528
Website www.arcada.fi

Arcada University of Applied Sciences (Swedish: Yrkeshögskolan Arcada) is a university of applied sciences (a polytechnic) in Helsinki, Finland.

Arcada was established in 1996 as a merger of the Swedish Institute of Health Care Education (Sjukis), the Swedish Institute of Commercial Education (Lilla Hanken), the Institute of Technology (Verket) and the Folkhälsan Institute of Social Education. It is owned and maintained by the Arcada Foundation.

It offers classes mostly in Swedish, but also in English. Since 2004, it is located in the campus in Arabianranta, Helsinki. Before 2004, it was located in three campuses: two in Helsinki (in Alppila and Lauttasaari) and one in Espoo (in Pohjois-Tapiola).

The students' union is Arcada Student Union (ASK) which is a member of the Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (SAMOK), Erasmus Student Network (ESN), the regional organisation Opiskelijan Uusimaa – Studerandes Nyland, and Swedish-speaking organisation Svenska Studerandes Intresseförening (SSI).

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