LUT Newcomers The blog is created to provide general information to LUT Newcomers about Lappeenranta and on a more wide area, Finland.

Weekly fact about Finland: Saunas

Weekly fact about Finland: There are around 2.2 million saunas in Finland, which is 1 for every 2.5 people. [...]

May 27, 2017 LUT Admin Uncategorized 0

Weekly fact about Finland: The independence day of Finland

Time for another fact about Finland: Finland’s Independence Day is on the 6th of December 1917, before this, Finland belonged to either Sweden or Russia. [...]

May 27, 2017 LUT Admin Uncategorized 0

Weekly fact about Finland: Small coins

A fact about Finland: We do not use 1cent or 2 cent coins. Stores are not even obliged to take them. In fact, most things in Finland can be bought with a credit card. I myself barely carry any money around unless I know I might need it for things [...]

May 27, 2017 LUT Admin Uncategorized 0

Weekly fact about Finland: Santa Claus

Fact about Finland. The fatherly figure known as Santa Claus (joulupukki) resides near the town of Rovaniemi. Santa Claus post office receives approximately 700,000 letters from children, and so far from 198 different countries. [...]

May 27, 2017 LUT Admin Uncategorized 0

Weekly fact about Finland: Wife carrying

A fact about Finland: At the wife carrying championships in Finland, the first prize is the wife’s weight in beer! What could possibly be better? [...]

May 27, 2017 LUT Admin Weekly fact 0

Finnish Food Traditions

I’m now going to tell you a little about the food traditions we have in Finland. The most traditional and well-known foods are probably Karelian pasties, meatballs and pea soup. Karelian pasties are made with rye flour and filled with rice pudding. Pasties are usually offered with butter mixed with [...]

February 3, 2017 LUT Admin Uncategorized 0

Green Campus

Did you know that LUT campus is a Green Campus? Here is a video that tells you what that actually means at the campus. Once you arrive, you will have a green campus tour with your tutors so that you know what innovations and green choices our campus offers! In [...]

February 3, 2017 LUT Admin Uncategorized 0

Last minute prep and culture shock

Hope all of you are acting accordingly before your departure to Finland. Try to make a checklist. Please DO NOT FORGET to take your necessary documents before your take-off. If you cannot bring any belongings, then you can buy it from here. If you don’t have laptop and are planning [...]

August 22, 2016 LUT Admin Uncategorized 0

Public Transportation

Your arrival is extremely close (if you haven’t arrived already!), and I have a bit of information for you, which most of you will appreciate quite a lot. Even though most of you are receiving driving services from LUT for your arrival, as you hopefully know, the drivers (I’m actually [...]

August 22, 2016 LUT Admin Uncategorized 0

Weekly fact: Birch leaves

An interesting fact about Finland: There is a tradition to hit each other on the back with birch leaves when you are in the sauna. Do not ask me why we do this, but it makes the place smell pretty nice 🙂 [...]

August 12, 2016 LUT Admin Weekly fact 0