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Laurea as an employer

“At Laurea, we listen to each other. We can respect each person as unique and value different competences. We want to be proud of our work and results.” – Tiina Päivärinne, HR Director

Laurea is one of Finland's most appealing universities of applied sciences and one of the best considering students’ employment. Nearly eight thousand future working life professionals study on our six campuses in Uusimaa.

In addition to education, we are a strong actor in research and regional development. We conduct practical research and development work in strategic areas, based on our strong expertise in the fields of social services and health care, service business, and security. In RDI activities, we have strong international networks.

Cooperation is a central part of the Laurea way of working. Studies, RDI activities, and regional development take place in close cooperation with various actors and sectors in the society, as well as with international networks.

Communal Laurea

Our work at Laurea is genuinely significant; through education and research, we can influence both in the scale of individual people and society as a whole. Every day we work on learning, competence development, and new knowledge. As a higher education institution, we produce new experts for working life, as well as new knowledge and competence to support vitality and well-being.

Our activities are based on openness, effectiveness, and responsibility. Sustainable development is one of the strategic themes guiding our institution's activities. In addition, our daily life is guided by Laurea's Ethical Guidelines, which helps to act professionally and respectfully even in difficult situations. 

Laurea's work culture is described in particular by extensive and equal cooperation, where students, teachers, and co-operative partners alike function as equal partners, exchanging ideas, and growing together. In the Laurea community, we value everyone's competence and share our competence openly. We learn from each other every day.

Read our equality and non-discrimination plan (pdf)

Working at Laurea

Our community of approximately 600 experts offers extensive career development opportunities. We employ 340 people in the positions of Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer, as well as some 300 experts versatilely, for instance, in research and development activities, IT services, and student services. 

For us at Laurea, it is important that everyone can influence the content of their work, develop it, and develop their competence. We support the learning and training of our employees. We have a top team of experts of various fields, and we also learn new things from each other. 

Our six campuses have a wide range of inspiring work environments and facilities that are freely accessible to all our employees.  We ensure a smooth combination of work and private life - remote work, flexible days-off, and flexible working hours support coping at work. In addition to these, we offer our employees modern utensils, cultural and physical activity benefits, commuting benefits, comprehensive occupational health care services, a break exercise application, and ergonomics surveys. 

Laurea is considered an extremely good workplace by 81% of the employees. (Source: Trust Index survey 2020).

Senior Lecturer’s point of view – Emmaculate Tamankag

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