Lappeenrannan-Lahden teknillinen yliopisto LUT Villmanstrand-Lahtis tekniska universitet LUT
|Latin: Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis|
|LUT, LUT University (swedish: LUT-universitet)|
|LTKK (Lappeenrannan teknillinen korkeakoulu), LTY (Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto)|
Motto in English
|Land of the curious|
|Website||http://www.lut.fi/en - English site http://www.lut.fi/fi - Finnish site|
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (Finnish: Lappeenrannan-Lahden Teknillinen Yliopisto), better known by the abbreviation LUT University (Finnish: LUT Yliopisto) is a Finnish public research university which was established in 1969. The university's Lappeenranta campus is situated on the shore of lake Saimaa – the 4th largest lake in Europe. LUT University's second campus is in the Finnish city of Lahti. The university also has research units in the Finnish cities of Mikkeli and Kouvola, as well as a regional office in Brussels, Belgium.
LUT University is a University of Technology, meaning that the institution specializes its academics and research in the fields of engineering and technology. The university also has a school of business and a department of social sciences. LUT University specializes in renewable technology, clean water and energy, combatting climate change and finding sustainable engineering solutions.
There are 1,237 staff members and 7,110 students in the university. Over 5,000 students reside in the larger Lappeenranta campus area, and the Lahti campus hosts around 1,000 students. The university also hosts 1,090 students attending Open University and 816 students in continuing education. Over 15% of LUT University's student population is international and the school has a representation of 94 different nationalities
LUT University is a public university under the advisory and control of the Finnish government. LUT University and LAB University of Applied Sciences form the higher education organization LUT Universities. LUT University is a theoretical research university branch that focuses on academics and research, while LAB University of Applied Sciences is a career oriented school with practical innovation.
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