Higher Education

Higher education degrees and higher education institutions

The Finnish higher education system comprises universities (yliopisto / universitet) and universities of applied sciences, UAS (ammattikorkeakoulu, AMK / yrkeshögskola, YH). All universities engage in both education and research and have the right to award doctoral degrees. The universities of applied sciences (UAS) are multi-field institutions of professional higher education that engage in applied research and development.