A High-Class and Dynamic University of Applied Sciences
Novia's area of activity is located along the Finnish coast and the University of Applied Sciences operates in Vaasa, Turku, Raasepori, and Pietarsaari. With 4800 students, and a workforce consisting of about 320 people, Novia is the largest Swedish-speaking UAS in Finland. Novia UAS has a close working relationship with the business community and an active alumni network.
We offer high-class work-entrenched education for our graduate students, as well as continuing education. We conduct Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) activities relevant to the outside world. We are responsive to the needs of working life and lay the foundations for the sustainable development of society.
Novia Has Five Modern Campuses
Turku Campus and Gripen Campus, Turku
Aboa Mare, Turku
Campus Allegro, Pietarsaari
- Subic Bay, Philippines
Novia UAS is a share-holder of the Giga Mare Inc. which offers education within the maritime cluster in the Philippines. The ownership is seen as a strategic means to promote internationalisation and strengthen our position in Asia.
Faculties at Novia UAS
- Faculty of Arts and Culture
The faculty is located in Pietarsaari.
- Faculty of Business
The faculty has offices located in Vaasa, Turku, and Pietarsaari.
- Faculty of Bioeconomy
The faculty is located in Raasepori.
- Faculty of Health and Welfare
The faculty has offices located in both Vaasa and Turku.
- Faculty of Technology and Seafaring
The faculty has offices located in Vaasa, Turku, and Raasepori.
Novia UAS Offers
- Bachelor's Degree Programmes
- Master's Degree Programmes
- Continuing Education Studies
- Open UAS Studies
- Open Path Studies
Fields of Study
Arts and Humanities
- Health and Welfare
Technology and Seafaring
Novia is a modern multi-professional, high-class University of Applied Sciences (UAS), based in Finland. At our campuses in Vaasa, Turku, Raasepori, and Pietarsaari, our 4500 students and 320 staff work across disciplines to advance research and practical knowledge in the fields of
- Arts and Humanities
- Health and Welfare
- Technology and Seafaring
Novia UAS is owned by
- Ab Yrkeshögskolan vid Åbo Akademi owned by Åbo Akademi 75 %
- Federation of Swedish Municipalities in Ostrobothnia for Education and Culture/
Svenska Österbottens förbund för utbildning och kultur (Söfuk)12,5 %
- Utbildningsstiftelsen Sydväst 12,5 %
Novia UAS Daughter and Associated Companies
- The Schauman Hall (ownership 100 %)
- Aboa Mare (ownership 70 %)
- Edunova (ownership 50 %)
- GigaMare Inc (ownership 20 %)
The Schauman Hall
Board: Örjan Andersson, Kaj-Gustaf Bergh and secretary Anne Ekstrand.
CEO Håkan Omars.
Aboa Mare Ab
Board: Örjan Andersson, Anna Henriksson and Kristian Blomqvist.
CEO Micael Vuorio.
Board: Walden H. Tantuico, Örjan Andersson, Anthony Shibley and Elisa B. Ullakonoja.
CEO Jari M. Ullakonoja.
Board: Örjan Andersson, Ulrica Karp, Carina Storhannus, Eva Matintupa and Stefan Malm.
CEO Max Hagström
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Novia UAS has been approved by the National Centre for Educational Evaluation (NCU) which is responsible for the evaluation of higher education institutions in Finland. The Council for the Evaluation of Colleges approved Novia UAS in an audit in January 2019 and, thus, the polytechnic was granted the national quality stamp for six years.