University College - Finland

Finland

A classical university with several colleges is called yliopisto in Finnish. However, some specialized universities are called korkeakoulu, because unlike classical universities, they focus only on one discipline, even though they have the same status as an yliopisto; for example, Teatterikorkeakoulu, a theatre school, can be considered a single "theater college".

The vocational universities, however, are called ammattikorkeakoulu. The potential for confusion has led some korkeakoulus to change their name to yliopisto, abandoning the distinction between the terms yliopisto and korkeakoulu. Additionally three Greater Helsinki-based korkeakoulus, Helsinki University of Technology, University of Art and Design Helsinki and Helsinki School of Economics, have opted to merge to form the Aalto University, Aalto-yliopisto.

Read more about this topic:  University College

Other articles related to "finland":

University Of Vaasa - History
... In 1977 the school became a state institution along with all other academic institutions in Finland ... a "School of higher education" (in Finland the term is "Korkeakoulu" ... In order to be called a University, or "Yliopisto", in Finland at least four faculties are needed) ...
Inari, Finland
... Skolt Sami Aanar, Swedish Enare) is Finland's largest, sparsely populated municipality with four official languages, more than any other in the country ... The airport in Ivalo and the country's key north-south European Route E75 (Finland's National Road 4) bring summer and winter vacationers who look for resorts with access to ...
Over The Hills And Far Away (album)
... and DVD From Wishes to Eternity, recorded at Tampere, Finland, on December 29, 2000 ... The EP was awarded double-platinum certification in Finland in 2006 and has sold over 36,000 copies to date, becoming the sixth-best-selling single of all time in Finland ...
Finland - International Rankings
... For a more comprehensive list, see International rankings of Finland ... International rankings of Finland Organisation Survey Year Rank Out of Ref Notes A.T ...
Karstula
... Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867 ... It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region ...