LUT University

LUT University

LUT University is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. LUT University is one of the world’s top 300 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022. LUT now ranks third among universities in Finland. Our international community is composed of approximately 6,500 students and experts (of over 80 different nationalities) engaged in scientific research and academic education in our three schools.

The LUT School of Energy Systems (LES) areas of expertise are energy engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering and mechanical engineering.

The LUT School of Engineering Science (LENS) acts as an international expert in the fields of separation, purification and process technology, as well as machine vision and pattern recognition, industrial mathematics and different branches of physics as well as industrial engineering and management and software engineering.

The LUT School of Business and Management (LBM) has sustainable business renewal as the focus area of both education and research.

Our main campuses are in the cities of Lappeenranta (Awarded Green Leaf 2021) and Lahti (Green Capital 2021).

We train problem solvers, and we provide solutions to global environmental and economic challenges. We focus on demanding topical issues, such as the mitigation of climate change and look for scientific solutions.

  • for Air – Turning emissions into opportunities
  • Energy – Transition to a carbon-neutral world
  • Water – Refining sidestreams into value and Sustainable renewal of business and industry.

In addition to the schools we have 5 interdisciplinary research platforms that cover the focus areas of LUT.

We collaborate actively with industry and our research is highly innovative. Approximately 50-60 inventions are reported annually with 4-5 research-based start-ups every year. We are a member of a number of international networks and associations. LUT has been an active member in different research consortia nationally and internationally. In FP7 LUT had 30 projects and 39 projects approved in H2020 and LUT is now actively participating in HEU calls.


LUT has a Brussels office to improve LUT’s already existing networks and find new ones, increase the visibility of LUT in international level and along those, increase the external funding of LUT.

  • The office is involved in networking events related to the key areas of LUT
  • Organises events and meetings for researchers
  • Monitors the policy development in research and innovation areas


Aerial view of the campus area showing the lake Saimaa.
Photography Raimo Suomela, RS-Kuvapalvelu


Parts of newly renovated campus area. Photographer Teemu Leinonen