University of Lapland

Year of foundation: 1979
Approx. number of students: 4,700
Period of study: Early August-End December; Early January-End May
MCI partner since: 2006

The City

Rovaniemi is the administrative capital and the center of commerce of Finland's northernmost Province, Lapland. It is situated close to the Arctic Circle. The city has an approximate population of 59,000. It is one of the largest cities in the world by area - though much of it is covered by forests. Legend has it that Santa Claus/Father Christmas lives in the city.

The University

The University of Lapland is the northernmost university in the European Union.

The university is divided into five faculties:
- Faculty of Art and Design
- Faculty of Business and Tourism
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Social Sciences