LAB University of Applied Sciences

Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences will merge, establishing a completely new institution: the LAB University of Applied Sciences. LAB is a higher education institution focusing on innovation, business and industry. It will operate in Lahti and Lappeenranta and will also provide education online. The strengths of this higher education institution specialising in innovation include the circular economy, design, the commercialisation of innovations and service innovations for health and well-being.

LAB will have 8 500 students, making it the sixth largest university of applied sciences in Finland.

LAB will start its operation on 1 January 2020.