About Åland University of Applied Sciences

Åland University of Applied Sciences is located in the town of Mariehamn. It is a small university, which allows for close contact between teachers and students.

Åland UAS offers degree programmes in Swedish in business administration, navigation, hospitality management, engineering (marine, electrical and IT) and health and caring sciences for a total of 600 students.

Åland Open University offers around 100 academic courses, lectures and seminars annually. Close cooperation and interaction with those working in the field and the community is essential.

Theoretical and Practical

The programmes offered at Åland University of Applied Sciences provide the theoretical and practical knowledge required to carry out advanced tasks in working life, both independently and in teamwork settings.

The programmes are flexible. Individual study programmes can be composed by selecting courses from other programmes, or from the Open University within the optional units. Interaction with those working in the field means that the curriculum is based on the requirements of today's professional life. UAS' programmes also endeavour to supply new competence to the professional community through development work and applied research.


Åland University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1997 by the Åland Provincial Government as a co-operative network for vocational higher education with the right to award polytechnical diplomas.

On 1 January 2003, Åland University of Applied Sciences became a permanent institution when itmerged with Åland Open University. After the merger, its Swedish name was changed to Högskolan på Åland.

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