International mobility consists of short and long term exchanges between Laurea and international partner institutions and organisations. About 370 Laurea students go on exchange every year and Laurea also receives about
280 international exchange students from abroad annually. Outgoing student mobility is described in the section meant for potential and current Laurea degree students (Internationality in studies), incoming student mobility in turn is described in the section meant for Laurea's incoming exchange students and trainees (Exchange students and trainees).
Participation in international exchanges and projects forms part of Laurea’s pedagogical, regional development, R&D and service activities. Laurea strives to cooperate with its partner institutions’ by planning and implementing themes, projects and other elements jointly. About 250 Laurea staff members go on exchanges to partners institutions, conferences and projects every year and Laurea receives around 100 visitors from the partner institutions annually.
Teacher exchange is one form of staff mobility. Laurea’s lecturers visit partner institutions to teach, and Laurea receives lecturers from partner institutions. Teaching can be part of for example a jointly build study unit or an intensive study programme. Also non-teaching staff participates in international mobility. Laurea’s staff members from e.g. e-learning development, library services and international affairs visit partner institutions to benchmark and develop their field of work and in turn welcome their colleagues from partner institutions for visits at Laurea.