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Åbo Akademi University

Åbo Akademi University

Åbo Akademi University


ÅBO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY Breaking boundaries

  • Swedish-language university in Finland
  • Inspiring – International – Individual


The task of Åbo Akademi University is to provide an open university environment for quality research and studies with a Nordic and international anchorage. Åbo Akademi University is particularly tasked with educating Swedish- speaking experts to satisfy the future needs in Finland.


By breaking boundaries Åbo Akademi University, is widely noted for a scholarship at the highest scientific level within its profile areas, and for a Swedish-speaking environment for internationally competitive research and education.

ÅAU in a nutshell

  • Founded in 1918
  • Campuses in Åbo and Vasa, activities also in the Åland Islands
  • 5,700 undergraduate students and 700 postgraduate students
  • A total of 1,100 employees, 650 working in education and research
  • Overall annual budget ca 101 million euros with 42 million external financing
  • 1,300 scientific publications annually



Reasons to choose ÅAU

  • Top quality education and research
  • An acknowledged position at the forefront of research in biotechnology, computer science, chemical combustion, human rights, material sciences, process chemistry and psychology
  • Friendly and welcoming environment in the oldest university town in Finland
  • Close to the unique, beautiful archipelago with over 20,000 islands
  • Student life
    • Active student union
    • Student apartments and rooms at a reasonable price
    • Versatile student culture
    • > 80 student associations
    • ESN for international students
    • Excursions, parties, language exchange, traditional student festivities
  • An international university
    • 1000 international students
    • About 380 of them are exchange students
    • International students from 80 countries
    • About 200 ÅAU-students abroad in different exchange programmes
    • 8 international masters programmes taught in English.



AACSB Accredited

Student Testimonials


  • Turku

    Visiting Address: Åbo Akademi Domkyrkotorget 3 Postal address: Åbo Akademi Education Services Tavastgatan 13, 20500, Turku

    • Vaasa

      Visiting address: Åbo Akademi i Vasa Åbo Akademi Strandgatan 2, 65101, Vaasa