Centria University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and international higher education institution. Located in Western Finland, Centria has three campuses – Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Ylivieska – located on the Ostrobothnian plain. Each city offers a unique environment with lots of activities and a beautiful environment.
Centria is a young higher education institution, with 2,852 students and 293 staff members, offer student centred teaching with plenty of practical experience. Centria offers degree programmes in five different fields and a total of 20 degree programmes. Its fields of education are: Technology, Business, Social Services and Health Care, Culture and Humanities and Education. Three of its bachelor programmes and one of our master’s programmes are taught in English.
With over 500 international students, both degree-seeking and exchange students, internationalization is one of its core values. Over ten percent of the degree-seeking students are international students, coming from around 40 different countries.
Sanda and Centria University of Applied Sciences signed cooperation and exchange agreement in June, 2013. The two universities will have more professional and international cooperation. The teaching plan of undergraduate joint training with Inholland University of Applied Sciences is under discussion. In the spring of 2014, the first group of our exchange student will go to Centria University of Applied Sciences to study for a year or six months.