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Strategic Research Areas

Laurea's fields  of expertise in RDI activities focus on expertise in nursing work and coping at home, service business activities, security and social responsibility, as well as entrepreneurship and innovations.

The areas of strength are strategic areas of expertise with which we are aiming at top-level activities of an international standard, both in teaching and in research and development work.

The areas of strength come from entities formed by projects and networks, producing important results from the point of view of our strategy and supporting long-term goals. Features uniting all of the areas of strength include
- moving them toward service innovations and value networks
- the LbD (Learning by Developing) operational model that combines learning that promotes the development of the world of employment with RDI activities
- internationally recognised and successful RDI work.

You can learn more about our fields of expertise below.



Health and Social Integrity<img alt="Health and social integrity" src="/en/update/RDIimages/Image%20link%20images/hoitotyo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Health and Social IntegrityOur aim is to improve health and wellbeing<a href="/en/research-development-and-innovations/strategic-research-areas/health-and-social-integrity" target="_blank" title="RDI-Health and social integrity"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">Health and social integrity</a>
Service Business<img alt="Service business laurea RDI" src="/en/update/RDIimages/Image%20link%20images/palveluliiketoiminta.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Service BusinessLaurea is an active player in the field of service business both in Finland and on the international level. <a href="/en/research-development-and-innovations/strategic-research-areas/service-business" title="service business ">service-business</a>
Coherent Security<img alt="Coherent security" src="/en/update/RDIimages/Image%20link%20images/turvallisuus.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Coherent SecuritySecurity and safety are both enablers, outcomes, and integral parts of all fields of studies at Laurea.<a href="/en/research-development-and-innovations/strategic-research-areas/coherent-security" target="_blank" title="coherent security as strategic research areas"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icgen.gif">Coherent Security</a>
Entrepreneurship and Innovations<img alt="Entrepreneurship and Innovations" src="/en/update/RDIimages/Image%20link%20images/yrittajyys.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Entrepreneurship and InnovationsEntrepreneurship at Laurea can mean establishing an enterprise, or simply utilising one's knowledge and skills in an entrepreneurial fashion.<a href="/en/research-development-and-innovations/entrepreneurship-and-innovations" title="Entrepreneurshi at Laurea">entrepreneurship-and-innovations</a>
Become a Partner<img alt="become a Laurea partner" src="/en/update/RDIimages/Image%20link%20images/kl_contact_details.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Become a PartnerInterested in working with us? <a href="/en/research-development-and-innovations/become-a-partner" title="Information about becoming Laurea partners">become-a-partner</a>




International Advisory Board offers new recommendations for RDI activities<img alt="" src="/en/update/Laureaimages/News%20pictures/IAB%202018%20netti.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />International Advisory Board offers new recommendations for RDI activities
Laurea to join a European cyber-security project<img alt="" src="/update/Laureankuvat/Tiedotekuvat/kahvila_091A9999.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Laurea to join a European cyber-security project
Workshop: students as peacebuilders<img alt="" src="/update/Laureankuvat/Tiedotekuvat/Kriisinhallinta%20NYT%20tyopaja%20opiskelijat%20Laurea%20FINCENT%20IECEU.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Workshop: students as peacebuilders