Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

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Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu
MottoOsaamista ja oivallusta tulevaisuuden tekemiseen
Motto in English
Expertise and insight for the future
TypePublic Osakeyhtiö
Established2007 (opened 2008)
RectorRiitta Konkola
Academic staff

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finnish: Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu) is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland situated in Helsinki metropolitan area.[1] The university has four fields of study: culture, business, health care and social services, and technology. Teaching is also provided in English.

The number of students is 16,400 and the staff about 1,000. In the year 2018 nearly 2,900 students graduated from Metropolia. [2]

The main building in Bulevardi 31 in 2005.

Metropolia's background[edit]

EVTEK University of Applied Sciences and Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia merged into Metropolia University of Applied Sciences on 1 August 2008.

International Metropolia[edit]

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland. Twelve international degree programmes, student and teacher mobility, work placement opportunities abroad and various projects play an essential role in the international activities at Metropolia. Over 1,450 foreign students representing 90 nationalities study in Metropolia. Some 550 Metropolian students visit partner schools abroad as exchanges of over 3 months and about 450 exchange students come to Metropolia. Metropolia has over 400 partner universities around the world. [3]


In the year 2015 the number of staff was 1,050, including 670 teachers. As of 2018 there were 920 members of staff.[4]


Metropolia is an LTD-company. The shareholders in the company are the capital region cities Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen and the municipality of Kirkkonummi.

The Managing Director, President is Ms Riitta Konkola.

LTD. Board of Directors

The Board of Directors starting 10 May 2019[edit]

  • Chairperson Henri Kuitunen, Helsinki
  • Elina Lehto-Häggroth, Vantaa
  • Martti Lipponen, Vantaa
  • Kalevi Ekman, Espoo
  • Harri Rinta-aho, Espoo
  • Tuula Saxholm, Helsinki
  • Liisa Pohjolainen, Helsinki
  • Kirsti Hämäläinen, staff representative
  • Valtteri Markula, student representative


Nursing department of Metropolia represents functionalism.

Metropolia is located in Helsinki Metropolitan Area. By the year 2020 Metropolia will concentrate its operations on four campuses: Arabia and Myllypuro Campuses in Helsinki, Karamalmi Campus in Espoo and Myyrmäki Campus in Vantaa.[5]


  • Arabiankatu 2
  • Hämeentie 135 D
  • Hämeentie 161
  • Mannerheimintie 172 (until end of 2019)
  • Ruoholahdentori 6 (until end of 2019)
  • Vanha Viertotie 23 (until end of 2019)


  • Leiritie 1


Metropolia's in year 2019 closed Espoo Leppävaara campus.
  • Karaportti 2

Studies in Metropolia[edit]

Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in English[edit]

  • Civil Engineering with specialization in Sustainable Building Engineering[6]
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • European Business Administration
  • European Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business and Logistics[7]
  • Media Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Social Services

Master's Degree Programmes conducted in English[edit]

  • Business Informatics
  • Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
  • Health Business Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics
  • Construction and Real Estate Management (ConREM) (by cooperation with HTW-Berlin University of Applied Sciences)

Bachelor's Degree Programmes conducted in Finnish[edit]

Metropolia Motorsport Helsinki during FSG 2009's endurance event.
  • Automation Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Bio and Food Technology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Boss Direction
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Music
  • Conservation
  • Construction Management
  • Cultural Management
  • Dental Technology
  • Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Emergency Care
  • Fashion and Clothing
  • Film and Television
  • Geriatric Care
  • Health Informatics
  • Industrial Management and Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Land Surveying Technology
  • Materials Technology and Surface Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media
  • Media Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Osteopathy
  • Performing Arts
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Pop/Jazz Music
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Radiography and Radiotherapy
  • Social Services

Master's Degree Programmes conducted in Finnish[edit]

  • Automation Technology
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Business and Administration
  • Music
  • Conservation
  • Cultural Management
  • Development and Leadership in Health Care and Social Services
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Competence
  • Health Promotion
  • Media Production
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Services
  • Logistics Management
  • Industrial Management[8]


  1. ^ Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - International Metropolia 5.1.2010
  2. ^ Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - About 9.1.2017
  3. ^ Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - International Metropolia 9.1.2017
  4. ^ "Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - About". Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Metropolian uusi kampus (In Finnish) Retrieved on 24 January 2015
  6. ^
  7. ^ Bachelors degree program in International Business and Logistics
  8. ^ "YAMK-tutkinnot - Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu". (in Finnish). Retrieved 2017-04-04.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 60°11′28″N 24°54′08″E / 60.1910°N 24.9021°E / 60.1910; 24.9021