Novia University of Applied Sciences is the largest Swedish-speaking UAS in Finland. It was established in the year August 1, 2008 and is located in Vaasa, Turku, Raseborg and Jakobstad, Finland. The Novia University of Applied Sciences is an institution of higher professional education. It offers Bachelors and Masters degree programmes in Swedish in Vaasa, Turku, Raseborg and Jakobstad. Novia UAS has about 3500 students and a staff workforce of 390 people. Novia has five educational units or campuses in Jakobstad/Nykarleby, Vaasa (Seriegatan and Wolffskavägen), Raseborg and Turku. Degree programmes in English are offered in Raseborg, Turku and Vaasa. Novia University of Applied Sciences offers multidisciplinary higher education with a practical orientation. It offers 34 degree programmes leading to a Bachelor’s Degree, four of which are taught entirely in English: Environmental Engineering in Vaasa, Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Raseborg, Nursing in Vaasa and Maritime Management in Turku.
It apply an integrated Management system of Quality, Environment and Safety, which was certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 at every unit in August 2010, as the first Institution of Higher Education in Finland, and Scandinavia. This organisation has a 150-year continuum of education, dynamic and adaptable to the changing needs of society.