The Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) combines university-level expertise in technology and business. The mission of the Kouvola Unit is to share LUT knowledge and expertise with the Kouvola region through research and development as well as education.
LUT Kouvola is profiled as a centre of expertise for industrial management in two primary fields: technology and business innovations and railway logistics.
LUT Kouvola participation in international activities involves: issuing statements for scientific journals; conducting preliminary examinations of dissertations; serving as an opponent for doctoral disputations; serving on conference organising committees; serving on the editorial boards of scientific journals; serving as a visiting professor and/or docent at foreign and Finnish universities; engaging in researcher exchanges; and collaborating on research projects.
Founded in 2002, the LUT Kouvola Unit is located on the Kasarminmäki campus in Kouvola. The Unit employs a staff of some 10 persons.