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1 Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

2 Saimaa University of Applied Sciences is a community of 3,200 students and 300 experts providing. education leading to a higher education degree Bachelor and master degrees Open University studies continuing education research and development services Education in five faculties: technology health care and social services business administration tourism and hospitality fine arts

3 Campuses The campuses of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences are located in Lappeenranta and Imatra. Skinnarila Campus, technology, health care and social services, business administration Linnala Campus, tourism and hospitality and fine arts

4 Lappeenranta Academic Library The joint research library of Saimaa UAS and LUT was opened in August The Academic Library has operations on two campuses, Skinnarila and Linnala in Imatra. The library serves the fields of technology, economics and business administration, social services, health care sciences, tourism and culture, with approximately 150,000 titles. The electronic collection includes 180 databases, eBooks, magazines and reference books. The newspaper room subscribes to approximately 900 journals. The number of employees is 21, and the library is visited by 1,000 visitors per day. The Lappeenranta Academic Library is also open to the general public.

5 Limited company, staff and finances Saimaa UAS is maintained by Saimaan ammattikorkeakoulu Oy, a limited company owned by the South Karelia Educational Federation of Municipalities. The federation includes nine member municipalities: Imatra, Lappeenranta, Lemi, Luumäki, Parikkala, Rautjärvi, Ruokolahti, Savitaipale and Taipalsaari. Saimaan ammattikorkeakoulu Oy's (Saimaa University of Applied Sciences Ltd) turnover was EUR 23.0 million in The balance sheet total was EUR 27.0 million (on 31 Dec 2012).

6 Students Every year, approximately 600 students earn a degree from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences total number of students 3, international students, of which 458 are degree students and 239 exchange students (year 2012) Popularity In the national joint application for Finnish-language education for young people,1502 students applied to Saimaa UAS in the spring 2013 as their first choce (total number of applicants was 3903). There were 4.6 applicants for each study place The highest number of applicants was for the field of health care and social services.

7 Degrees Health care and social services / Bachelor and Master degrees Emergency nurse, physiotherapist, registered nurse, public health nurse, Social Services, occupational therapist Technology Bachelor of Engineering, Masters degree in civil engineering Business administration Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of International Business Management Tourism and hospitality Bachelor of Hotel and Restaurant Management Fine arts Bachelor and Master degrees

8 Strategic focus areas The strategic focus areas of Saimaa UAS are based on the universitys strengths and interest groups needs. User-oriented technologies and their commercial applications Management and entrepreneurship Health and social services and service processes In addition, Saimaa UAS wants to emphasise its international dimension, specialising in Russian business, society and language and cultural skills.

9 RDI The research development and innovation activities of Saimaa UAS: serve local business and industry and public sector organisations diversify education foster the UAS's contacts with society support the transition that business and industry and the public sector in the Lappeenranta and Imatra region are undergoing support the growth and internationalisation of small and medium-size businesses. The volume of Saimaa UAS's RDI was EUR 2.8 million in 2012.


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