University units in the Lahti University Campus offer university-level teaching: education leading to a degree, open university studies and continuing education. Training can also be arranged on request, for example for companies.

Lahti University Campus is not itself an education provider, but the organizer is always a university unit operating in Lahti region.

LUT University

University of Helsinki

For a more comprehensive info package on higher education in Lahti, please see Study in Lahti -website



In the Lahti University Campus there are several professors and research groups. Research has solid connections with the parent universities and with international networks.Research focus areas in Lahti are environment, sustainability and practise-based innovations.


The Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme of the University of Helsinki has three professors in Lahti: Martin Romantschuk (environmental biotechnology), Heikki Setälä (urban ecosystem studies) and Stephan Pflugmacher Lima (aquatic ecotoxicology). Read more about the research program.

The University of Helsinki community in Lahti also includes Ilkka Pietilä, assistant professor of social gerontology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, who represents the discipline of social and public policy, and Arto Haapala, professor of aesthetics in the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies at the Faculty of Arts.

The following professors work at the LUT University at Lahti:  Vesa Harmaakorpi (industrial management, with a focus on innovation systems), Helinä Melkas (industrial management, with a focus on service innovations), Timo Pihkala (management and organisations, with a focus on entrepreneurship and the management of SMEs), Hannu Rantanen (industrial management, with a focus on engineering and technology management), Tuomo Uotila (industrial management, with a focus on the management of foresight knowledge), Helena Kahiluoto (sustainability science) and Lassi Linnanen (sustainability studies) as well as Assistant Professor Ville Uusitalo (sustainability studies). Read more

In addition, several other Finnish and international professors contribute to the research and teaching in Lahti.


Lahti University Campus

Niemi Campus, Niemenkatu 73 (B section), 15140 Lahti
Tietoportti, Saimaankatu 11, 15140 Lahti