Campus in the district of Skinnarila by Lake Saimaa
Lappeenranta University of Technology started its activity in 1969 when its campus opened in the district of Skinnarila, Lappeenranta.
All of LUT’s schools operate on the main campus in Lappeenranta: the School of Engineering Science, the School of Energy Systems, and the AACSB-accredited Business School.
The schools share the campus with the LAB University of Applied Sciences, which is part of the university group LUT Universities, and with several other actors such as the LUT Junior University, LUMA Centre Saimaa, and the business accelerator Green Campus Open.
Students have round-the-clock access to campus facilities, such as the well-equipped gym on the ground floor. In addition, the Lappeenranta campus houses the J. Hyneman Center (JHC) for prototyping, named after one of LUT’s professors of practice, Jamie Hyneman. JHC provides students with resources and tools for building and testing prototypes, enabling the practical development of new ideas and solutions.
Roughly 6 500 students and experts work on the modern campus in Lappeenranta. The community will soon continue to grow as the university’s education expands to include social sciences.
The Lappeenranta campus by Lake Saimaa is like a miniature version of the world in which we live: one in four students is a foreign national, and as many as 94 nationalities are represented in the student body.