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Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences

Appreciating You

Students at graduation Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences is just the right size. Not too big nor too small. That is why everyone has a possibility to be recognised just as they are.
And study
  • individually
  • in modern teaching facilities
  • and in the guidance of skilled teachers.

Teaching methods have been developed open-mindedly and the selection and contents of education are updated by predicting changes in working life.

The common slogan of the Universities of Applied Sciences, "theory and practice", captures the idea of Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences in particular. Mere knowledge is not enough, but wisdom has to be cultivated into action.

Fields of Education

  • Culture
  • Business Administration
    Natural Sciences
  • Health Care and Social Services
  • Technology

Polytechnic Degrees

  • Full-time studies in the daytime
  • Multiform studies in adult groups 
  • Higher polytechnic degrees

Non-Degree Further Education

  • Specialisation Studies
  • Open Polytechnic Studies
  • Commissioned Training

Research, Development & Innovations


Students working together

TKI serves and develops the business life of the region and, vice versa, working life and business life participate in the developing of the University.

Four out of five students at Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences write their thesis as part of a project which develops working or business life.


Expertise and wisdom
Creativity and courage
Credibility and trust

Strategic Environments

In industrial Lapland we develop expertise in

  • maintenance
  • product development and
  • enterprise resource planning (ERP).

In the Lapland of well-being, we develop multiprofessional expertise in preventive and rehabilitation work.

Senior and Elderly Work
  • Promoting the well-being of children, youth and families
  • Well-being at work 
  • Regional research and development of health care and well-being services
In the Lapland of experiences and culture we are devoted to
  • social media and 
  • the operations of the Cultural Institute.
In the Lapland of business and entrepreneurship, we develop
  • new business models and
  • international business expertise 
  • expertise in software engineering and software business.

Internationality is a field of know-how that runs through all our operations.