About us

LAB University of Applied Sciences operates in Lahti and Lappeenranta, and also provides education online. The strengths of this higher education institution specialising in innovation include the circular economy, design, innovations and health.

LAB has 8 900 students, and it is the sixth largest university of applied sciences in Finland.

LAB represents the vision and operating culture of the new university of applied sciences focusing on innovation, business and industry. It depicts an active approach where different people and experts create something new together with business enterprises. The name LAB is easy to pronounce in both Finnish and English and establishes a link to the LUT Universities.

Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences merged end of the year of 2019, establishing a completely new institution: the LAB University of Applied Sciences. LAB started its operation on 1 January 2020.

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Solar Panel LAB

Sustainable development and responsibility

We improve business and industry by educating experts who promote sustainability and by producing solutions that are necessary for society.

We offer a variety of high quality Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes in

  • Health Care and Social Services
  • Technology
  • Business 
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Design and Fine Arts

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT​ AND INNOVATION (RDI)

  • Design
  • Circular Economy
  • Innovations
  • Health

GLOBAL EDUCATION SERVICES

STUDENT COOPERATION

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Hangaround swing on Lahti Campus

CAMPUS FACILITIES

Get charmed with pleasant meetings and memorable events in our campuses!