Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Year of foundation: 2014
Approx. number of students: 5,700
Period of study: August-Mid December; Early January-End May
MCI partner since: 2014

The City


Rovaniemi is the administrative capital and the center of commerce of Finland's northernmost Province, Lapland. It is situated close to the Arctic Circle. The city has an approximate population of 59,000. It is one of the largest cities in the world by area - though much of it is covered by forests. Legend has it that Santa Claus/Father Christmas lives in the city.

The University


Lapland University of Applied Sciences located in Kemi , Tornio and Rovaniemi. It was founded on January 1, 2014 as a merger between Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences. The merger carried over all the features of the previous organisations.
Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences was established in 1992. Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences was established in 1996. Together with the University of Lapland, they were and the new Lapland University of Applied Sciences is part of the Lapland University Consortium.
Kemi and Tornio are situated in the Finnish Lapland, close to the Swedish border on the Gulf of Bothnia and Rovaniemi is situated further north and inland close to the arctic cicle.

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