Åbo Akademi University

Turku, Finland


Åbo Akademi University offers study opportunities on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in a vast number of subjects. We also offer a number of International Master's Programmes taught in English.

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Åbo Akademi University is a Swedish-speaking university with several programs also in English. It offers both undergraduate and graduate studies and extensive research opportunities to some 7000 students on three campuses. Our university is located in Åbo (Turku in Finnish), on the south west coast of Finland and in Vasa (Vaasa) and Jakobstad (Pietarsaari). Leading research in many areas Åbo Akademi University has an acknowledged position at the forefront of research in such areas as biosciences, information technologies, democracy and human rights, material sciences, process chemistry and psychology. Information Systems is in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

We are an international community of 6300 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, 650 researchers and faculty, and hundreds of exchange students united in pursuit of high-quality education and research. Our school operates in the campus centrally located in the city of Turku. All services of the city are at the walking distance from our campus.




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The Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics at Åbo Akademi university, which has started on the 1 st of January 2015, joins together the central scientific fields of business, jurisprudence and social sciences. The faculty sees huge advantages within the cross-boundary collaboration and the combination of width and depth of subjects and fields of knowledge. The basic education comprises courses and study programmes on both Bachelor- and Master level. 

Science of high international standard is carried out within the faculty. Information and customer behavior in digital business; entrepreneurship and innovations; creative economics; sustainability; labour economics; human rights; elections; democracy; cultural policy; religion in Swedish speaking Finland. These are a few examples of the current fields of research at the faculty.

The faculty operates in Turku (Åbo) and Vaasa. In Turku the activities are mainly concentrated to three campuses; ASA, Hanken and Domvillan. Apart from those some functions can also be found in Åhuset. In Vaasa the main activity can be found in Academill.