Internationalisation at the core of LUT University
Maintaining a balance between the environment and humans is a challenging task, which offers immeasurable possibilities for research on new solutions that will lead to a better future. Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology and business. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal.
Universities traditionally focus on research and education. This is also the case at LUT. The university's world-class research provides students with the latest information in their field and guarantees current knowledge when they enter the world of work. LUT graduates are equipped with capabilities to enhance their knowledge base in an ever-changing professional environment.
Six high-quality Bachelor’s programmes in English
The new Bachelor's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management provides essential knowledge and capabilities to become an expert in combining business and technology. The programme increases understanding of organisations' business, operations, and personnel in a contemporary business environment.
The Bachelor’s programmes are arranged on LUT’s campus either in Lappeenranta or Lahti. In addition, four of the programmes – Electrical Engineering, Energy Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Software and Systems Engineering – are carried out in cooperation with LUT’s partner university in China, Hebei University of Technology (double degree programmes).
LUT starts teaching social sciences
LUT University will start degree programmes in social and behavioural sciences and communication and information sciences in autumn 2023.
Rector Juha-Matti Saksa, LUT University:
"Social sciences will become the university's third field of education and research alongside technology and business."
Electric Transportation Systems – a new Master’s programme
LUT University has established Finland's first electric transportation professorship in Lahti. Its aim is to harness the most recent research data for corporate use.
"A significant reform in electrical engineering and electric transportation systems is only starting. The university's mission is to ensure that Finland has enough research and education based expertise in electric transportation systems," says Dean Olli Pyrhönen of LUT University
LUT School of Business and Management receives AACSB accreditation
The LUT School of Business and Management has been awarded an internationally acclaimed five-year AACSB accreditation. The accreditation covers the school’s full programme portfolio. The recognition reflects the high quality of education and research in the field of economics and business administration.
Dean Sami Saarenketo thinks that the accreditation is perhaps the most important milestone on the way to a top international ranking for business schools. "I am proud of our joint achievement and would like to thank our staff, students, alumni, stakeholders and supporters. This recognition will drive our School of Business and Management towards even more excellent results in the future," Saarenketo says.
International Associations and Networks
LUT School of Business and Management
The LUT School of Business and Management educates problem-solvers of the future and produces solutions that promote sustainable business. Its education and research focus on sustainable business renewal. The school supports companies and the public sector by means of scientific research that produces knowledge and solutions also for the development of companies and societal decision-making.
LUT School of Energy Systems
The LUT School of Energy Systems' areas of expertise are energy engineering, electrical engineering, sustainability science and mechanical engineering. The school's experts conceptualise, develop and realise the future. Modern power systems are a combination of resolute and creative product development, versatile design and simulation, as well as techno-economically efficient production.
LUT School of Engineering Science
The LUT School of Engineering Science is a solution-focused partner that serves business and industry. The school has high-level international expertise in the fields of separation, purification and process technology, green chemistry, machine vision and pattern recognition, industrial mathematics, different branches of physics, software engineering and industrial engineering and management.
LUT is a member of several international associations and networks on different themes in education and research. LUT also has an office in Brussels. The aim of the office is to enable LUT to operate as a member of different associations, improve LUT's already existing networks and find new ones, increase LUT's international visibility, influence future framework programmes, and increase LUT's external funding.
LUT University is a partner of the EULiST (European Universities Linking Society and Technology) alliance. The EULiST alliance was established to support long-term collaboration in the areas of education, research, innovation and service to society.
Networking increases impact
LUT has a strong and wide-ranging partner network throughout the world. Our partners complement our key areas of expertise, adding value through joint research and education projects and creating world-class opportunities for student and staff mobility.
Internationalisation is incorporated in all our education and research.