Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Arcada University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences in Helsinki, Finland. It is owned and maintained by the Arcada Foundation and it offers classes mostly in Swedish, but in English. Since 2004, it is located in the campus in Arabianranta, before 2004, it was located in three campuses, two in Helsinki and one in Espoo
University of Eastern Finland
The University of Eastern Finland is a university in Finland with three campuses in Joensuu and Savonlinna. It was formed in 2010 by a merger of two independent universities. The University of Eastern Finland was formed through a merger of two independent universities, the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio. These ceased to exist when the University of Eastern Finland began to operate in January 2010, the new Universities Act further extended the autonomy of Finnish universities by giving each university an independent legal personality, either as a public corporation or as foundation. At the same time, the management and decision-making system were reformed. The Finnish Parliament passed the Universities Act on 16 June 2009, although the University of Eastern Finland launched operations in 2010, cooperation between the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio was tight already before the actual merger. 2009 The first joint student admissions to the University of Eastern Finland were carried out in Economics and Business Administration, further more, the University of Eastern Finland was in 2009 granted permission to organise dentistry education, which began in 2010.
On May 18,2009 The Sino-Finnish Environmental Research Centre located in Nanjing and it is a joint effort by University of Joensuu, University of Kuopio and University of Nanjing. SFERC is focused on education and research addressing forestry, energy. It is the first unit established by Finnish universities in China and it will operate at the University of Nanjing campus as a permanent satellite campus for the University of Eastern Finland. 2008 The organisation structure and strategy of the University of Eastern Finland were completed, the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio received a joint right to confer degrees in Economics and Business Administration. 2007 A working group led by Professor Reijo Vihko submitted a report proposing that cooperation between the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio be intensified. On 2 May, the University Senates of the University of Joensuu, on 26 September, the University Senates decided on the official name of the new university, i. e.
the University of Eastern Finland. The project for the University of Eastern Finland was selected as one of the Ministry of Education spearhead projects, the project was appointed a working group led by Professor Reijo Vihko. The University of Eastern Finland has two campuses, one in Joensuu and the other in Kuopio. In addition to the campuses, the University of Eastern Finland has a smaller campus in Savonlinna. The Mekrijärvi Research Station, which constitutes part of the UEF, is located in Ilomantsi. The main campuses are located approximately 130 kilometres apart and the Savonlinna Campus is located some 130 kilometres from Joensuu and 160 kilometres from Kuopio
A university is an institution of higher education and research which grants academic degrees in various academic disciplines. Universities typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education, the word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which roughly means community of teachers and scholars. Universities were created in Italy and evolved from Cathedral schools for the clergy during the High Middle Ages, the original Latin word universitas refers in general to a number of persons associated into one body, a society, community, corporation, etc. Like other guilds, they were self-regulating and determined the qualifications of their members, an important idea in the definition of a university is the notion of academic freedom. The first documentary evidence of this comes from early in the life of the first university, the University of Bologna adopted an academic charter, the Constitutio Habita, in 1158 or 1155, which guaranteed the right of a traveling scholar to unhindered passage in the interests of education.
Today this is claimed as the origin of academic freedom and this is now widely recognised internationally - on 18 September 1988,430 university rectors signed the Magna Charta Universitatum, marking the 900th anniversary of Bolognas foundation. The number of universities signing the Magna Charta Universitatum continues to grow, the university is generally regarded as a formal institution that has its origin in the Medieval Christian setting. The earliest universities were developed under the aegis of the Latin Church by papal bull as studia generalia and it is possible, that the development of cathedral schools into universities was quite rare, with the University of Paris being an exception. Later they were founded by Kings or municipal administrations. In the early period, most new universities were founded from pre-existing schools. Many historians state that universities and cathedral schools were a continuation of the interest in learning promoted by monasteries, the first universities in Europe with a form of corporate/guild structure were the University of Bologna, the University of Paris, and the University of Oxford.
The students had all the power … and dominated the masters and leaders of city governments perceived the potential benefits of having a scholarly expertise develop with the ability to address difficult problems and achieve desired ends. The emergence of humanism was essential to understanding of the possible utility of universities as well as the revival of interest in knowledge gained from ancient Greek texts. The rediscovery of Aristotles works–more than 3000 pages of it would eventually be translated–fuelled a spirit of inquiry into natural processes that had begun to emerge in the 12th century. Some scholars believe that these represented one of the most important document discoveries in Western intellectual history. Richard Dales, for instance, calls the discovery of Aristotles works a turning point in the history of Western thought and this became the primary mission of lecturers, and the expectation of students. The university culture developed differently in northern Europe than it did in the south, Latin was the language of the university, used for all texts, lectures and examinations.
Professors lectured on the books of Aristotle for logic, natural philosophy, and metaphysics, while Hippocrates, outside of these commonalities, great differences separated north and south, primarily in subject matter
University of Lapland
The University of Lapland is located in the city of Rovaniemi, Finland. The University of Lapland is the most northern university in the European Union, the European Union has planned a resolution on the Arctic Strategy for the EU. Finally, a subunit exists called the Institute of Business and Tourism, formerly it was a faculty, esko Riepula 1979-2006 Mauri Ylä-Kotola 2006-Present List of universities in Finland University of Lapland - Official site
University of Oulu
The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland, located in the city of Oulu. It was founded on July 8,1958, the university has around 16,000 students and 3,000 staff. 1919 Oulu College Association was founded to manage the establishment of a university in the town 1958 Oulu University Act 1959 Activities begin. Faculty of Medicine has its own area and it is fully integrated in the regional hospital 2 kilometres southeast from the city center, Kontinkangas. Clinical Research Centre, Welltech Oulu and the Medical Library are located there, the third campus area is located in Kajaani, about 185 kilometres southeast of Oulu. It takes part in a number of exchange programmes, such as Erasmus Programme, Nordplus, FIRST, ISEP and International to International ISEP, UNC-EP. Besides, University of Oulu has about 50 bilateral agreements with universities around the world. University works in 70 research areas, former President of Finland, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jarkko Oikarinen, D.
Sc. the developer of Internet Relay Chat Leena Palotie, D. Sc. professor, geneticist Jussi Pesonen, M. Sc. CEO of UPM-Kymmene Oyj Seppo Säynäjäkangas, D. Sc. professor, inventor of portable heart rate monitor, sakari Orava, D. Sc. professor, surgeon specializing in sports related injuries. Famous for operating surgeries on many top athletes such as David Beckham, lasse Lehtinen, Ph. D. former Member of the Finnish Parliament and former Member of the European Parliament. Pekka Aikio, M. A. president of the Sami Parliament of Finland for three terms from 1996 to 2008, Finnish Minister of Culture, member of the Finnish parliament, from the Centre Party. Tuija Lehtinen, B. Sc. writer, freelance author, known for Mirkka and Janne novel series, chief scriptwriter of The Dibidogs animation series. Sami Lopakka, M. A. musician and writer, one of two guitarists for the band Sentenced, author of science fiction and fantasy. Ago Silde M. A. Estonian politician, governor of Ida-Viru County 2004-2007, jari Vilén M. A.
politician and a diplomat, served in the Finnish Parliament, representing the National Coalition Party and the district of Lapland. Sauli Vuoti Ph. D. musician and freelance writer and guitarist of the band Kinetik Control, University of Oulu alumni body is over 40,000. Student Union of the University of Oulu provides services to and supervises the interests of all undergraduate students in the University of Oulu. All bachelors and masters students in the University of Oulu belong to the Student Union. By paying the Student Union membership fee students are entitled for a student card which allows them to get student services and this way, students get inexpensive or free medical and dental care from Finnish Student Health Services, traveling discounts in trains and buses, student meals reduction etc
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Laurea University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences that operates in the region of Uusimaa, Finland. It offers programmes in Finnish and English, education in Laurea University of Applied Sciences is based on the Learning by Developing operational model. Laurea has approximately 7,800 students and employs approximately 500 personnel, laureas seven campuses are located in the Greater Helsinki region, in Hyvinkää, Espoo, Lohja and Vantaa. Laurea was established in 1992 with the name Espoo-Vantaa Polytechnic, which was changed to its current form in 2001, Student union LaureaES, Student Entrepreneurship Society in Laurea Official website
Nations in Finnish universities
In Finland, student nations are student organisations within which a large proportion of extra-curricular student activity takes place. Though membership is not compulsory, the nations one of the main nodes of student social life. The first Finnish student nations were established at The Royal Academy of Turku. When the Academy moved to Helsinki after the Great Fire of Turku taking the name University of Helsinki and their institutional form is based on the original nation system of the University of Uppsala. There are 15 nations at the University of Helsinki, each one representing a region or province of Finland. Four of these nations represent Swedish-speaking regions which overlay some of the remaining 12 regions, for example, Åbo Nation and Varsinaissuomalainen osakunta both represent a very similar geographic region, though the former is Swedish- and the latter Finnish-Speaking. The 16 nations, those at Helsinki University and Teknologföreningen, have a legal status as their existence. For example, at the University of Turku, there are four student nations established in the 1920s