University of Art & Design Helsinki
1,700 graduate students
Art and Design
Academic: Founding an Innovation University with the local business school and technology school; e-pedagogy program with other European schools, member Cumulus and Erasmus
Business: Does client work for Finnish companies like Kone and Semamco.
Top Employers: Nokia, Marimekko, ABB, Philips, Siemens, and Kone
Claim to Fame: Alumna Marukka Makela is a project manager at Kone.
Signature Programs: At UIAH, design students can take classes in other Helsinki universities, like the school of technology and the school of business. They can pursue the joint degree in business design management between the three schools, soon to become a joint institution, the School for Creative Entrepreneurship. Within UIAH, students explore the links between design and business in the design strategy and leaders in design degrees, and through Designium, a university-run consultancy for businesses.