Year of foundation: 1968
Approx. number of students: 5,000
MCI partner since: 2019
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland with a population of approx. 68,000 inhabitants. The city is bilingual with around 70% of the population speaking Finnish as their first language and around 25% speaking Swedish. The surrounding Ostrobothnian municipalities have a clear Swedish-speaking majority, which is why the Swedish language maintains a strong position in the city.
The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary, business-oriented university in Vaasa, Finland. The campus of the university is situated by the Gulf of Bothnia adjacent to downtown Vaasa. The university has evolved from a school of economics founded in 1968 to a university consisting of four different schools: The School of Accounting and Finance, The School of Management, The School of Marketing and Communications and the School of Technology and Innovations. It is one of the largest business universities in Finland.