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Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Lapland University of Applied Sciences (UAS)
Lapin ammattikorkeakoulu (AMK)
Former names
Kemi-Tornio UAS and Rovaniemi UAS
Motto Pohjoista tekoa
Motto in English
The Northern Factor
Established 2014
Type Public
Budget EUR 43 million
Rector Martti Lampela
Administrative staff
560 (2014)
Students 5618 (2014)
Location Kemi, Tornio, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
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Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Lapland UAS) is a Finnish University of applied sciences located in Kemi , Tornio and Rovaniemi. It was founded on January 1, 2014 as a merger between Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences. The merger carried over all the features of the previous organisations.


Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences was established in 1992. Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences was established in 1996. Together with the University of Lapland, they were and the new Lapland University of Applied Sciences is part of the Lapland University Consortium.

Kemi and Tornio are situated in the Finnish Lapland, close to the Swedish border on the Gulf of Bothnia and Rovaniemi is situated further north and inland close to the arctic circle.

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