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China-Network of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences

China-Network of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) is part of Global Pilot program funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The nature of the Network is a national- level and non-profit educational cooperation platform.


Combines the resources of 20 Universities of Applied Sciences across Finland, which account for 90% of all UAS in Finland. We aim to help Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) to connect and cooperate with Chinese higher education institutions especially in the area of applied higher education. We emphasize the development of career oriented teaching methods, develop discipline construction according to the labor market and industry needs, and train applied talents.


The China-Network is coordinated by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Laurea University of Applied Sciences.

Image by Taneli Lahtinen
Picture from (Haaga-Helia UAS)
Picture from (Haaga-Helia UAS)

Finnish University of Applied Sciences

Finland follows the European "two-track" higher education system and develops and optimizes it in accordance with its own national conditions.

Finnish comprehensive universities have a long tradition, but in order to meet the growing demand for applied talents, applied scientific research and local services, Finland has established applied science universities since the 1990s, and has clarified its mission and status by law. Since then, the establishment of the Finnish University of Applied Sciences has formed a dual pattern of common development, equal status and complementary advantages with scientific research universities.

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One of the best education system 

Finnish education system has, over the years, placed the country at the top of world rankings. In Finnish education system teachers won´t give up any student, the core idea of Finnish education is that there is no bad student, each student has bright sports and it´s teacher´s duty to find them!

Finnish schools aim to prepare students for the real world and provide them with the tools to live meaningful lives. Students are taught through a multidisciplinary approach that combines self-study, problem-solving and self-development which ensures a well-rounded learning experience from preschool through university. 

Picture by Sanna Henttonen from (LAB- UAS)
Picture from (Haaga-Helia UAS)
Picture by Antti Ala-Könni (Turku-UAS)

Degree Programmes

University of applied sciences degree is a higher education degree that gives you skills and competences to work in a variety of expert, planning and development positions.

Contents and intended outcomes of UAS study programmes are described in their curricula. Universities of applied sciences determine the contents and curricula of their study programmes. Thus, programmes with the same name may consist of different contents and specialisation options in different universities of applied sciences. It is a good idea to compare different options to be able to choose the right UAS study programme for your interests.

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"Our mission is to open doors to future careers "
- Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

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