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The international UAS of applied research

Strategic goal: Laurea’s applied research produces expertise, solutions and new business, promoting future well-being, security and international competitive advantage.

Globalisation, technologisation and the related upheaval of the economy build a framework for the sources of competitive advantage and renewing working life creating a challenge for new types of competence and innovative solutions.

We create solutions based on research data by carrying out practical research and development in selected strategic areas. These areas are based on anticipating future needs and identifying the present core strengths (figure). We provide our partners with a versatile, national and international network of partners. We educate top-level experts for the needs of society by getting students involved with genuine research, development and innovation pro-jects based on the Learning by Developing action model (LbD).

Together with companies, public organisations and third-sector actors, we seek current and long-term challenges as areas of development. We respond quickly to the needs of our partners and students, combining various topics and methods, quickly finding solutions and creating and promoting competitive advantages. We use various methods to disseminate solutions so they can be used broadly. In our publications, we connect the results to the discussion of the research community and the everyday life of our partners.

Laurea is the most desired solution partner in Uusimaa in 2020. Applied research and development activities means building bridges between functions, expertise and competence in all areas. We strengthen the competitiveness of the global metropolitan area.



Your UAS<img alt="" src="/en/update/Laureaimages/Strategy%202020/01-pikkukuvat-eng.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Your UASLaurea is a choice for various stages of a lifelong journey where competence must be renewed and developed as the world changes.<a href=""><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">your-uas</a>
UAS Integrated with working life<img alt="" src="/en/update/Laureaimages/Strategy%202020/02-pikkukuvat-eng.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />UAS Integrated with working lifeThe professional experience emerging at Laurea is unique and responds to the needs of international working life. The Learning by Developing action model (LbD) guarantees a connection to working life and joint development over the course o<a href=""><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">uas-integrated-with-working-life</a>
The UAS of an entrepreneuring person<img alt="" src="/en/update/Laureaimages/Strategy%202020/03-pikkukuvat-eng.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The UAS of an entrepreneuring personLaurea’s way is best described by an attitude of entrepreneurship, the will to do, experiment, learn and try as an individual and organisation.<a href=""><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">the-uas-of-an-entrepreneuring-person</a>
The international UAS of Applied Research<img alt="" src="/en/update/Laureaimages/Strategy%202020/04-pikkukuvat-eng.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The international UAS of Applied ResearchLaurea’s applied research produces expertise, solutions and new business, promoting future well-being, security and international competitive advantage.<a href=""><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">the-international-uas-of-applied-research</a>
A UAS that serves the region<img alt="" src="/en/update/Laureaimages/Strategy%202020/05-pikkukuvat-eng.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A UAS that serves the regionAs Laurea, we are where expertise is needed — internationally in Uusimaa. <a href=""><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">a-uas-that-serves-the-region</a>
A responsible UAS<img alt="" src="/en/update/Laureaimages/Strategy%202020/06-pikkukuvat-eng.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A responsible UASLaurea uses natural resources with respect to the environment and works responsibly when using the resources of society. With its activities, Laurea promotes economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development. <a href=""><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">a-responsible-uas</a>
A UAS that values the person<img alt="" src="/en/update/Laureaimages/Strategy%202020/07-pikkukuvat-eng.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A UAS that values the personLaurea’s activities are all based on sense of community, social responsibility and creativity. Laurean working and learning activities all consider sustainable and broadly accepted values.<a href=""><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">a-uas-that-values-the-person</a>