Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. Our international community is composed of approximately 6,500 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education. Our strength lies in our way of working together across scientific and departmental boundaries. We are constantly expanding our networks in both the business and the academic community. We produce problem solvers, and we provide solutions to global environmental and economic challenges. We focus on demanding topical issues, such as the mitigation of climate change and the continuous availability of clean water and energy. Our expertise in energy is reflected in our Green Campus, a unique research and study environment.
LUT has a tradition of strong links with the business community. The Finnish business journal "Talouselämä" has ranked LUT as the best university in business technology cooperation in Finland. We promote business generated by scientific research. This is demonstrated by the university's own investment company Lureco, which supports LUT's research-based start-up companies.
We aim to be a forerunner in education by securing international quality labels for our degree programmes as a sign of excellence in the teaching. In the autumn of 2012, nearly 33 per cent of our new students were foreign nationals. The level of our research is high according to an international evaluation (source: Research Assessment Exercise, RAE). Our work supports our values: the courage to succeed, the passion for innovation through science, and the will to build well-being.