The Lappeenranta University of Technology
) (in Finnish: until 2003 Lappeenrannan
, LTKK, and from 2003 Lappeenrannan
, LTY) was established in 1969.
university campus is situated on the shore of lake Saimaa, about 7
kilometres away from the city center. It was originally
planned to found a university in Vyborg, but the
city was annexed by the USSR.
'50s and '60s the Finnish Government made plans to establish
University of Eastern
Finland in Lappeenranta, but in the end it was
decentralized in three cities: Lappeenranta, Kuopio and Joensuu.
departments of engineering were located in Lappeenranta at that
time. The Department of Business Administration was established and
teaching of economics begun in 1991.
Nowadays, LUT specializes in industrial technology (especially
forest and energy), information technology and economics.
located near the eastern boundary of Finland, the
university also offers comprehensive know-how related to Russia.
Furthermore, LUT co-operates closely with business life and next to
the university lies Technology Centre Kareltek. LUT is state run
and state funded, like all other universities in Finland
There are about 900 staff members and 5500 students in the
university with their numbers growing every year. In 2003, 411
Masters of Science and 26 Doctors graduated from LUT.
Correspondingly, about 900 new students are admitted each year. In
LUT one can graduate in the following degrees: Bachelor of Science
(Econ), Bachelor of Science (Tech), Master of Science (Tech),
Master of Science (Econ), Licentiate of Science (Econ), Licentiate
of Science (Tech), Doctor of Science (Tech), Doctor of Science
(Econ) and Doctor of Philosophy.
The University has three faculties, which all have their related
departments as follows:
- Faculty of Technology
- Department of Chemical Technology
- Department of Electrical Engineering
- Department of Energy and Environmental Technology
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Mathematics and Physics
- Faculty of Technology Management
- Department of Industrial Management
- Department of Information Technology
- School of Business