President of the Republic of Finland 2000–2012, Tarja Halonen, was Finland’s first female head of state. Her list of honorary positions and degrees is extensive, having served as co-chair of World Commission on the
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In Turku, every fourth individual is linked with one of the universities either as a student or a staff member. In Vaasa, every fifth resident is a university student. So, whether you choose Turku or Vaasa – welcome to conduct studies in a true university town with a dynamic student life!
Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) is small enough for our professors to be easily accessible. At the same time, we offer a wide range of educational options. It means that you will be provided with individual guidance and the opportunity to tailor your studies for a unique degree. And, thanks to our networks of international contacts all over the world, you will be able to conduct part of your studies abroad.
Åbo Akademi University in numbers
Too many words? Figures and numbers are illustrative - that's something you can agree on even if you're not too keen on mathematics. Here you will find an overview of our core operations in numbers.
We have altogether 5,500 undergraduate students in our campus towns of Turku and Vaasa. We also have 780 postgraduate students. Each year, we award around 500 Master's degrees and 75 Doctor's degrees.
Of our total of 1,100 employees, 650 work in teaching and research. Other jobs are related to, for example, the Centre for Lifelong Learning, the Library or the different university services.
Annual budget. Revenues for 2018 total 98.3 million euro, of which approx. 60% represent State funding and the remaining part is raised as external financing. In addition, returns on the funds donated to us are also used for our operations.
Publications a year
1,400 publications per year. The publishing of research results is essential for a university. Publishing constitutes the foundation for scientific dialogue and sustainable knowledge, but it also serves as a way of giving back to the society that provides financial support for science and research. For universities, the number of publications per year is used as a measure of activity, a fact that is taken into account by the State for the determination of its funding.
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Mauno Conferene Center, auditorium Presidentti, BioCity, Åbo, 08.30
Imagine! Science, knowledge, and wisdom in the University of the Future
Sigyn Hall, Turku, 13.00
Turku Concert Hall, Turku, 16.00
Allied ICT seminar
Auriga Business Center, Turku, 13.00