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 6,000 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education.

Top reasons to study here

  • We contribute to providing answers to today's important societal challenges.
  • We are consolidating our position among the world's best universities.
  • Values: Courage to succeed, Passion for innovation through science, Will to build well-being



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



We train the next generation of entrepreneurial problem-solvers who have a sense of responsible curiosity and who are willing and able to transform challenges into opportunities, seizing and shaping the business environment of tomorrow. We use state-of-the-art teaching methods. Our graduates' employment rate tops that of other universities.


We are committed to excellence. This translates into high quality research with a significant impact and visibility and into successful competition for funding. We work together with the best possible international partners. We recruit the top candidates internationally.


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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

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

  • LUT University has two campuses, in Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland. LUT University’s campus in Lappeenranta is green and modern and it is located in the district of Skinnarila. It offers a compact combination of all of the services students need. Most student apartments are located within walking distance, and the university offers everything from laboratories to library services and from restaurants to health care – literally under one roof.
  • The campus in Lahti is located in the district of Niemi, three kilometres from the centre of Lahti. The campus is a modern learning environment built in an old factory. Mixing the old and the new provides a unique and inspiring setting for learning and work.

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. 


Through its international accreditations, LUT promotes the quality management and international comparability of the programmes as well as mobility of the graduates.

Accreditation is a guarantee of quality, international approval and continuing development.


Student Reviews

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