Established 100 years ago, Åbo Akademi University operates currently in Turku and Vaasa. Our leading principles include diversity, openness, courage, sustainability and participation. In our capacity as the only Swedish-speaking university in Finland, we offer a wide range of educational options. We also conduct research in many fields, and our special focus areas are minority research, drug development and diagnostics, molecular process and material technology, and the sea.
During the course of our first century, we have grown into an internationally acknowledged research university with a unique role as the bridge between the university communities in Finland and the other Nordic countries.