Societal impact

In 2018, we prepared a societal impact model, which incorporates all of the key societal impact measures of our higher education institution for the next five years. At the heart of the model are close and active cooperation with the business community and partners, high employment rates of our graduates and our ability to respond to changes rapidly.

In 2019, we continued our work by creating common indicators to measure societal impact. For the next five years, we have chosen the themes where we will monitor our social role more closely. In 2020, the theme is influential RDI operations. 

On the practical level, we implemented diverse measures to ensure impact throughout the year of operation. Some of the highlights of the year are shown below.


The Haaga campus celebrated its 50th anniversary. Students selected sustainability and, in particular, protecting the Baltic Sea as the themes of the anniversary year. We selected the Clean Baltic Sea project, coordinated by the John Nurminen Foundation, as our partner.

We installed several high-efficiency solar panels on the roof of the Porvoo Campus in the summer of 2019. Annually the solar panels produce approximately 50 MWh of electricity for the needs of the campus, which accounts for a major portion of the annual electricity consumption on campus.

Every year, we send a career monitoring survey to students who graduated five years earlier in order to monitor how alumni have found employment and how their degree boosted their careers. Based on the survey, the majority of our alumni are satisfied with their degrees with regard to their careers (85%) and would also recommend the education to others (84%).