LUT University is a pioneering science university in Lappeenranta. It has been bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. Today, it is listed in both Shanghai and QS rankings, and has been selected as one of the most promising new universities. The university’s international community is composed of approximately 6,000 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education. LUT has excellent connections to working life – the employment rate for LUT graduates is 93-97%.
As per the International Student Barometer 2017, over 92% of LUT’s international students were satisfied with their student experience. Students were extremely satisfied with the campus area and its eco-friendliness, which was ranked first in the world, Europe and Finland. Also the university’s learning spaces, laboratories, online library and arrival services were ranked number one by the students.
LUT University focuses on solving problems concerning clean energy and water, circular economy, and sustainable business. Their expertise in clean energy is reflected on the Green Campus, which is a unique research and study environment. The Green Campus also supports LUT’s research-based startup companies.
The university has traditionally had strong links to the business community. This earned it the title of Best University in Business Technology Cooperation in Finland, granted by the Finnish business journal Talouselämä. LUT has passed the Quality Audit by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, FINEEC. In addition, the Ministry of Education and Culture closely oversees the quality of teaching in all higher education institutions in Finland, including LUT.
LUT University has a wide range of international partners in nearly 50 different countries. The partnerships complement key areas of expertise and add value through joint research and education projects. This creates world-class opportunities for the mobility of students, teachers, and researchers.