LUT University

LUT University

LUT University (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT) has served as a forerunner – combining technology and business – ever since our inception in 1969. Our international community is comprised of 6,500 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education.

Top reasons to study here

  • We fight for a better world – for all that is good. We are a community where curious people inspire curious people.
  • We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal.
  • LUT has been ranked in international university rankings among the top 3% of universities on a global scale (Times Higher Education, QS, ARWU rankings).

About

History

LUT University (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT) is a public science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. 

Education

We offer 22 Master’s and 5 Bachelor’s programmes. In the Master's programmes, you can obtain the degree of either in Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), or Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.). In the Bachelor’s programmes, you can obtain a degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology, B.Sc. (Tech.). We offer one regular and four double-degree Bachelor’s programmes.

In our programmes, you can choose from the following disciplines: business administration, chemical engineering, computational engineering, electrical engineering, energy technology, environmental technology, industrial management, mechanical engineering and software engineering. 

Research

We create innovations and new knowledge through science. We use the latest results of scientific research in our courses, ensuring you receive the most up-to-date knowledge. 

Career

You will study in programmes that are developed in close cooperation with industry, ensuring your studies are relevant to the changing needs of your profession. During your studies, you will work on industry projects and create solutions to real-world problems.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
351 150
2020
501
2019
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
470 21
2020
491 30
2019
521
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
901
2019
901 -100
2018
801
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
599 35
2019
634
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

LUT University’s green and modern campuses offer a compact combination of all of the services students need. Most student apartments are located within walking distance, and there are plenty of excellent sports and recreation venues.

Lappeenranta boasts ample housing for students. Rents are low compared to the national level, apartments come in all sizes, and furnished lodgings are available both near the campus and near or in the city centre. Student apartments offered by Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS).

Library services

Skinnarila Campus Library in Lappeenranta serves customers the same friendly way as before. If you study or work in Lahti, Mukkulankatu Industria library and Niemenkatu Scientia library are the places to find. You can still borrow items using your old library card.

When needed, new customers will get a library card for borrowing. 

Medical services

All foreign students must have adequate health/travel insurance while they are studying at LUT. Citizens of EU/EEA countries and the countries mentioned above only need to obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from the social security authorities in their home country or buy a private insurance. 

Student Life

Campus life

Our international community consists of 6 500 members of more than 80 different nationalities. Our campuses are located in the cities of Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland.  Both cities share LUT’s vision of sustainability: Lappeenranta is a winner of the European Green Leaf Award and Lahti is a winner of European Green Capital Award, both for the year 2021.

Sports facilities

Lappeenranta offers many possibilities to spend your free time. You should also check out the Higher Education Sports and Welfare Services - SaLUT. SaLUT offers a wide range of sports and welfare services and organizes a variety of demo classes and events. Activities are designed to promote students' health and to create cohesiveness between different training programs and higher education institutions.

  • LUT Sports hall
  • Nordic walking
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Skating and ice hockey

Student clubs

Singing? Climbing? Hiking? Acting? Heavy metal music? Ultra-economical car design? Whatever your interests, the chances are that we will have the club you are looking for. Joining a club is an ideal way to get to know new people or discover a totally new hobby. LUT has around 30 clubs that are always more than ready to welcome international students. 

Accreditation

We aim to be a forerunner in education by securing international quality labels for our degree programmes as a sign of excellence in the teaching. We continuously assess the quality of our education and research through international accreditations.  Most of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at LUT have gained international accreditations.

Student Reviews

Lappeenranta University of Technology review
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lappeenranta university of technology is located in Lappeenranta city, Finland. The university is a compacted facility with library, gym, restaurants inside the campus. The university has great diversity of internationality and teaching quality.

The future is today
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great programs that seek to answer the needs of today's society's needs

I will choose it all over again and again
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good university with competent and professional staff. Very current and friendly environment.

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