Partners in Innovation in Arctic

Short introduction of the partners, who are involved in Innovation in Arctic.

Centria University of Applied Science

Centria University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and inter­national higher education institution. We pride ourselves with offering students and staff an environ­ment that is innovative, caring and multicultural.

Located in Western Finland, Centria has three campuses – Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Ylivieska – located on the Ostrobothnian plain. Each city offers a unique environment with lots of activities and a beau­tiful environment.

Centria is a young higher education institution, with 2,852 students and 293 staff members, we offer student centred teaching with plenty of practical experience. Centria offers degree programmes in five different fields and a total of 20 degree programmes. Our fields of education are: Technology, Business, Social Services and Health Care, Culture and Humanities and Education. Three of our bachelor programmes and one of our master’s programmes are taught in English.

With over 500 international students, both degree-seeking and exchange students, internationalisa­tion is one of our core values. Over ten percent of our degree-seeking students are international students, coming from around 40 different countries.

Website: Centria homepage

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå University of Technology is a global university, we attract students and researchers from all corners of the world. We are well known for our university culture that form close relations between students and faculty. Partnerships are formed with companies and organisations, regionally, nationally and internationally, which strengthen your ability to further your career later in life.

Website: LTU homepage

Narvik University College

Narvik University College was founded in 1994 when the three local institutions for higher education were joined together. Narvik University College offers both bachelor and master programmes. All bachelor programmes are taught in Norwegian language whilst most of our master programmes are now taught in English. For students who want to study a Bachelor programme but do not have the necessary knowledge of Norwegian, Narvik University College also offer a one year course in Norwegian language and society. Narvik University College has several different bachelor programmes within technology and engineering, but also in economics and in nursing. All our master programmes (except for Integrated Building Science) are taught in English language. It is therefore no longer necessary for international master students to learn Norwegian language. Since Narvik University College has close collaborative ties with the business- and research communities both in Norway and abroad, students have the opportunity of participating in research and development projects which have a significant bearing upon their education. The College considers this so important that it cannot envisage higher education without this.

Narvik University College has used substantial resources to facilitate research through large international projects and partners. The college has several known academics who are editors or member of editorial groups spanning 14 journals. This is a large number for the relatively small academic environment we have here in Narvik. Through deliberate measures to achieve this, Narvik University College has managed to attain a strongly recognized status.

Research through recognized academic groups contributes to a pertinent qualification and good supervision for project- and masters theses. The strong research and development environment at the College has also attracted highly qualified and competent researchers to Narvik.

Website: NUC homepage

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