About Arcada

In short

Arcada is a multi-professional university of applied sciences (UAS) with campus located in Arabianranta, Helsinki. We offer high quality practice-oriented higher education at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels as well as further education in Swedish and English within:

  • Business Administration
  • Sports
  • Media
  • Culture
  • Social- and Health Care
  • Technology

Arcada was last audited in November 2017 by The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council. You can read more about Arcada’s Management System here.

Vision & Values


Innovative thinking for the sustainable development of society.

Operational idea

Arcada is a Swedish university of applied sciences that promotes a bilingual Finland, offers demand-oriented professional education and conducts applied research.


We co-create relevant solutions for a sustainable society.

Values we promote

  • Student-centred learning
  • Community involvement for sustainable development
  • The willingness to change and an enterprising spirit
  • Transparency, responsibility and tolerance

Priorities 2025

  • Growth – new target groups
  • Developing the education offered
  • Open research with increased impact
  • Competence maintenance and personnel policies
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