Åbo Akademi University is a comprehensive research university with seven faculties spread over three campuses; Åbo, Vasa and Jakobstad. Research and teaching activities may be found in humanities, natural sciences, political sciences, chemical engineering, business and administration, theology, education and teachers training as well as social and caring sciences. About 5 500 students perform their studies in our university. Some 1 000 students have a Finnish school background, but they have chosen to do their studies in Swedish in order to become perfectly bilingual. Close to 300 foreign students from 25 different countries visit our university every year and a large part of them stays here in order to obtain their degree. A considerable amount of lectures are given in English. A complete credit transfer system has been established with the two other universities in Åbo, the University of Turku and Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. Our university has been a pioneer in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
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