LUT University

The LUT community shares a certain attitude and state of mind. We do things differently. We look at things from unexpected perspectives, we question, and we search for solutions. We fight for a better world – for all that is good. We are a community where curious people inspire curious people. The curious dive deep into their passion, and develop their thinking daily.

Top reasons to study here

  • LUT's green energy and technological research promotes economic and technological development and builds long-lasting well-being for the future.
  • Clean energy and water, circular economy and sustainable business are the key questions to which LUT seeks solutions through technology and business.
  • We aim to be a forerunner in education by securing international quality labels for our degree programmes as a sign of excellence in the teaching.

Short Courses

Business & Management (1)

About

History

LUT University (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT) is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969.

Our international community is composed of approximately 6,000 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education.

Education

7,000 students, teachers and researchers make up the university's international scientific community. Demanding current issues such as curbing climate change, the availability of clean water and the continuous availability of energy are the aims of the technology and business solutions LUT produces. The well-being of the world moves us.

In the disciplines of business administration, LUT concentrates on sustainable value creation through fostering innovations and continuous renewal – competitiveness.

Research

LUT research focuses on topical issues requiring action. We seek solutions to get climate change under control, to promote wind and solar power, for the recycling of nutrients and waste, for the continued access to clean water and energy, and for sustainable business activities.

Our strengths are an understanding of the system level of energy systems, the digital design and production of machinery and equipment, as well as demanding metal structures, especially in Arctic conditions. Green chemistry, separation technique, and scientific calculation are special strengths of ours.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
501
2018
501
2017
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
521 -20
2018
501 -30
2017
471
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
634 -64
2017
570
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

LUT's compact campus area, located by the beautiful Lake Saimaa, offers LUT students lots of services. Furthermore Student tutoring programme, Meet a Local Family programme and activities organized by Student Union help you to integrate to your new home town and the university community.

  • Accommodation
  • Free time & social activities
  • Health services
  • Student tutoring
  • Meet a Local Family programme
  • Library
  • Restaurants at the campus

Housing services

Incoming students apply for accommodation after their admissions to LUT have been accepted. The accommodation is arranged by Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS). The housing application will be filled in on-line on LOAS' website. Housing is guaranteed for all new applicants who submit the application within given deadlines.

Flat

The student flat is usually a "cellular apartment", a flat shared between 2-3 students. Each student has a room of his/her own with a lockable door and a shared kitchen and toilet/washing facilities. Each room is furnished with a bed, a large desk, a desk lamp, a chair, a bookshelf and a wardrobe. Mattresses and curtains are not included. 

Library services

The LUT library is open to the public and specialises in technology, industrial engineering, and management and business studies. It has a wide collection of both printed and electronic journals and publications and access to different databases.

Many LUT students find the library to be one of the best places in the university to study.

ICT services

IT Services provides services that promote the implementation of the core objectives of the university, is responsible for the service production, support services and strategic planning for the Information and Technology Services and provides AV and printing services at the university.

Medical services

The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) provides general health care, mental health care and dental health care services for undergraduate students of universities and other institutions of higher education.

Student Life

Campus life

The compact campus area located by the beautiful Lake Saimaa offers LUT students all the student services needed. Most student apartments are located within walking distance, and the university premises offer everything from laboratories to library services, restaurants to health care services – all this literally under one roof.

The LUT Lappeenranta Campus is concentrated in one location: Here you find everything from library to laboratories, from student services to health care, under one roof. The Lahti Campus also has modern facilities and all important services for students.

Sports facilities

Lappeenranta offers many possibilities to spend your free time. You should also check out the Higher Education Sports and Welfare Services - SaLUT. SaLUT offers a wide range of sports and welfare services and organizes a variety of demo classes and events. Activities are designed to promote students' health and to create cohesiveness between different training programs and higher education institutions.

Here you can find some ideas on what to do while studying at LUT.

  • LUT Sports hall
  • Nordic walking
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Skating and ice hockey

Student clubs

Student life at LUT is more than just ardent toil next to a big pile of books. The wide range of clubs and student associations, as well as the surrounding nature, provides memorable experiences ranging from culture to extreme sports.

Singing? Climbing? Hiking? Acting? Heavy metal music? Ultra-economical car design? Whatever your interests, the chances are that we will have the club you are looking for. Joining a club is an ideal way to get to know new people or discover a totally new hobby. LUT has around 30 clubs that are always more than ready to welcome international students. 

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