Åbo Akademi

Introduction

ÅBO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY Breaking boundaries

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

Values

  • Diversity
  • Openness
  • Courage
  • Participation
  • Sustainability

Task

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.

Vision

By breaking boundaries Åbo Akademi University, is widely noted for 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, Vasa and Jakobstad.
  • Activities also in the Åland Islands
  • 5,500 undergraduate students
  • 780 postgraduate students
  • A total of 1,200 employees, 650 working in education and research
  • Overall annual budget ca 101 million euros
  • 38 million external funding
  • 1,400 scientific publications annually

Keywords

  • 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
  • > 60 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
  • 6 international masters programmes taught in English.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Swedish

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master's Programme in Biomedical Imaging

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

Biomedical imaging has emerged as one of the most important technology areas in basic bioscience and biomedical research as well as in clinical medicine and translational research. The current technologies enable detailed real-time and non-invasive visualization of molecules, structures and events in cells, tissues, and whole organisms. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science Annual intake: 20 Contact: bioimaging@abo.fiWebsite: www.abo.fi/bioimaging , www.bioimaging.fi/program/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/185436748136747/ YouTube-channel: www.youtube.com/user/turkubioimaging

Biomedical Imaging – more than you can imagine!

The Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging trains professionals with thorough theoretical understanding and practical skills of diverse imaging methods and technologies in life sciences and biomedicine. The studies thus also provide students with strong knowledge either in cell biology, anatomy and physiology, nanomedicine or biophysics, depending on the area of imaging specialization.... [-]


Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

Chemical engineering covers many scientific and technological areas essential for human well-being, a clean environment and the sustainable use of natural resources. Studies at the department provide a broad basis for specialization in sustainable, environmentally friendly processes and products, including waste minimization, biofuels, energy efficiency and chemicals from nature. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science in TechnologyAnnual intake: 20 Contact: chemeng@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/chemeng

Chemical engineering covers many scientific and technological areas essential for human well-being, a clean environment and the sustainable use of natural resources. Studies at the department provide a broad basis for specialization in sustainable, environmentally friendly processes and products, including waste minimization, biofuels, energy efficiency and chemicals from nature. In the programme students gain a deeper knowledge of chemical engineering and have a unique opportunity to take part in future developments in this field. Students gain top-level expertise for work in the chemical and process industries as well as in scientific research. A Master of Science Degree in Technology is awarded upon successful completion of the programme. The two-year programme consists of 12 months of courses and six months of thesis work. There is a three-month summer break between the first and second academic year.... [-]


Master's Programme in Governance of Digitalization

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

Effective and efficient management of digital transformation is critical for the success of enterprises and organisations in the contemporary society. In this master's programme you learn howdigitalization enables new ways to create knowledge, to create value to the customer, new ways to configure organizational processes, and new ways to organize industry level co-operation between organizations. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) Annual intake: 20 Contact: digi@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/fse_digi

Effective and efficient management of digital transformation is critical for the success of enterprises and organisations in the contemporary society. In this master's programme you learn howdigitalization enables new ways to create knowledge, to create value to the customer, new ways to configure organizational processes, and new ways to organize industry level co-operation between organizations. This two-year programme prepares its graduates for challenging careers in the field of digital transformation and focuses data analytics, digital services design, business models, digital information and knowledge management and IT governance.... [-]


Master's Programme in Information Technology

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

The programme gives you a broad education covering several different fields within computer science and computer engineering. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science (Technology) or Master of Science Annual intake: 30 Contact: mit@abo.fi Website: www.abo.fi/mit Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/aamasterit/

The programme gives you a broad education covering several different fields within computer science and computer engineering. You will obtain the necessary knowledge and experience which is needed in different types of careers within the software industry (for example supercomputing, e-health, IT security, formal methods, embedded systems and software engineering), in the biotechnology industry (for example, bioinformatics, computer modeling), in the data analysis industry (for example, machine learning, customer segmentation, data-driven business).... [-]


Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. [+]

Degree awarded: Politices Magister - Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: hrm-coordinator@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/en/humanrightsmaster

This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. The programme consists of the following modules:

Compulsory human rights law courses (85 credits), including a research seminar and a Master's thesis in international human rights law Optional courses (35 credits), which may include courses offered by the universities in Åbo within Turku Law School

Students who have successfully completed the full-time study programme will be awarded a Master of Social Sciences degree (Politices magister).... [-]


Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Reseach

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.The programme provides interdisciplinary, in particular psychological and anthropological approaches, to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: peace@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/socvetpeace

The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.

The programme provides interdisciplinary, in particular psychological and anthropological approaches, to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for professional activity in both interpersonal and international conflict situations, and also for postgraduate studies and independent research work. After graduation, it is possible to apply for doctoral studies at the department.... [-]


Contact
Location address
Visiting Address:
Åbo Akademi
Domkyrkotorget 3

Postal address:
Åbo Akademi
Education Services
Tavastgatan 13

Turku, 20500 FI
Location address
Visiting address:
Åbo Akademi i Vasa
Åbo Akademi
Strandgatan 2

Vaasa, 65101 FI