Arcada is a state-recognized University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. Our mission is to promote the Finland-Swedish language and culture taking the needs of the young Finland-Swedish population into account. There are about 170 members of staff and 2900 students at Arcada. We offer bachelor-, master and applied research programmes within Sports, Health Care, Social Services, Business Administration, Media and Technology and also Further Education. Arcada provides an international learning environment. A good 10 per cent of our students are of foreign origin.