Haaga-Helia was formed at the beginning of 2007 with Finland’s first merger of institutions of higher education, as Helsinki Business Polytechnic and Haaga Institute Polytechnic joined forces.
Haaga-Helia is a highly business orientated university in Finland. Our roots are in business and we are professionals with truly international mindset. We work closely with the companies and communities to build dynamic models for mutually beneficial cooperation.
Our lectures are experts in their fields with extensive theoretical background and work experience in a wide variety of industries.
Haaga-Helia is a valued partner in research, development and innovation (RDI) activities among domestic and international collaborators. Haaga-Helia’s RDI activities focus on developing solutions for digital business, services and sales as well as for entrepreneurship and for learning.
Haaga-Helia implement research, development and innovation projects mainly in co-operation with companies, municipalities and other universities. Haaga-Helia often connect projects to our teaching and students’ learning process. Haaga-Helia aim at creating novel solutions for new and existing businesses, hence, contributing to the economic growth and renewal of industries and the society.
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences trains professionals for business and services through education, research and development. The fields of education are business, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, information technology, journalism, management assistant training, sports management and vocational teacher education.
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences offer the staff a high-quality international working environment, the possibility to participate in the dynamic development of Haaga-Helia and wide variety of staff benefits. We invest in the well-being of our staff and developing their expertise.
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The Service Center at Pasila Campus serves all Haaga-Helia students. From the Service Center students get basic documents, e.g. letters of enrolment, transcripts of records, purchase certificates needed for discounts on trains and buses.
The services include the following: letters of enrolment, official transcripts of records, purchase certificates needed for discounts on trains and buses, KELA meal discount cards, WinhaWille passwords. To avoid queuing, fill in the forms in advance, please. You can also order letters of enrolments, official transcripts of records through e-WinhaWille.
Each campus has its own Student Affairs Office, whose services are intended for students, staff and the partners of Haaga-Helia.
Exchange students who have been selected to study in Helsinki (Haaga, Malmi or Pasila campus) can apply for accommodation from HOAS (Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region). Due to large number of applicants, housing is not guaranteed to all applicants, but most applicants normally receive housing through HOAS.
The HOAS apartments are located in the city of Helsinki, in different suburban areas. HOAS will try to place students according to their wishes regarding the flat type, location, and the proximity of their home campus, but please note that this is not always possible.
The Library of Haaga-Helia is a modern and versatile library serving the university of applied sciences. The services are specifically designed for our students and staff, but the library is open for anyone looking for information.
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Each Haaga-Helia campus has a local student association’s office from which the student activities are conducted. HELGA services (student card, coveralls etc.) are also available at said offices. These offices also function as a place to relax and as a recreational area for all the students. Without further ado – walk in the door and join the fun!
Haaga-Helia is a member of American AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development) – we aim for international accreditation. It is also actively cooperating with Finnish Quality Association.
My overall experience at this university was below average. The teaching wasn't skilled enough and their teaching ways were quite non professional. In short a really bad academic experience.
The teachers were professionals and used a lot of different study methods. As students, we had a lot of group work and projects with various companies. We had an active student union, and also study trips abroad.
I am content as I decided to study at Haaga-Helia. Especially the language studies have been good and almost all the teachers have dedicated a lot of time to support our studies individually. The study environment is very flexible and it is possible to combine work and school as the teachers are very understanding towards our own schedules outside of school.