Metropolia is Finland’s largest University of Applied Sciences with 16 800 students and 1840 staff members. It educates the professionals in the field of Culture, Business, Health Care and Social Services, and Technology. In 2013 Metropolia had 2500 Bachelor’s graduates and 230 Master’s graduates in 46 degree programmes in Finnish and 18 in English. Through four fields of study; degree programmes; international activities, services and know-how for industries, organization, and education export; and alumni activities, Metropolia is a reliable partner and innovator in higher education.
In Metropolia we are committed to the strategic goals; inspiring learning, an energetic community, workplace renewal, and sustainable economy. Internalisation is integral to our operations and we are active in international networks. Our long experience of quality and student-centred teaching in English was recognised by European Comission in their awarding us the ECTS label. Our focus is on student whose learning and networking we support. Motivational and international learning environments and flexible study paths inspire students as well as staff to learn and innovate new things. Within the field of health care and social services we provide Finland’s largest offering with 18 Bachelor’s and 6 Master’s degree programmes, from which four are conducted in English. Our extensive education trains experts to almost all professions in its field in Finland. Cooperation in the Helsinki metropolitan area with the major social and health care stakeholders produces new product innovations, operational models, methods, environments, tools and services in addition to knowledge. One important collaborative way with stakeholders is to conduct needs based continuous professional courses (CPD). Our RDI work consentrates especially on wellbeing of the elderly, urban health, urban community experiences, and digitalization of the services.
A Master’s degree program in rehabilitation aims at improving multidisciplinary approach, collaborative development, interaction between individual and society, and encouraging clients to be active in their rehabilitation. In 2014 it was awarded with a Success in Metropolia prize because of systematic long term development of co-teaching and co-constructive learning in collaboration with work life. The focus is on improving multidisciplinary methods for the rehabilitation and increasing expertise in rehabilitation, entrepreneurship and services and changing work cultures.
The staff is experienced and competent in developing rehabilitation education and in coordinating national and international projects and in producing methods, programmes and learning material applied into practice.
Website link: www.metropolia.fi