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Orientation week at LUT University

LUT’s orientation week for new students starting their studies in Autumn 2019, will start on 27th of August. Here is some general information regarding the orientation week and your tutors. For all the new students beginning their studies in LUT [...]

08.13.2019 General

Weekly fact about Finland: Moomins

A fact about Finland: Moomins Widely known fairytale characters Moomins are from Finland. Internationally beloved Moomins were created by Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson between 1945 and 1977. Tova Jansson is the author of all the Moomin stories, that [...]

08.13.2019 Weekly fact

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. [...]

05.27.2017 Uncategorized

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. [...]

05.27.2017 Uncategorized

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 [...]

05.27.2017 Uncategorized

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. [...]

05.27.2017 Uncategorized

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? [...]

05.27.2017 Weekly fact

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 [...]

02.03.2017 Uncategorized

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 [...]

02.03.2017 Uncategorized

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 [...]

08.22.2016 Uncategorized