International partners and networks

International partnership collaboration at Savonia is based on either bilateral agreements or networking. Aim of these partnerships is to increase and strengthen the collaboration in order to enable student and teacher mobility as well as develop the R&D activities.


Savonia UAS is a member of thematics networks of Human Security Europe, UArctic, CDIO and Florence. Savonia coordinates a FIRST+ network with its Russian partners and carries out Nordic-Baltic mobility activities within several Nordplus networks. The DigiCenter North Savo project coordinated by Savonia is also part of the EU’s Digital Innovation Hub network.

Bilateral partnerships

Savonia has some 200 Erasmus agreements with European universities. Savonia has signed a bilateral partnership or a Memorandum of Understanding with the following universities / organisations:

CountryPartnerStudy field
BrazilInstituto Federal ParanáMultidisciplinary
ChinaAILU Education GroupSocial Services
 Children’s Hospital of Fudan UniversityHealth Care
 East China Normal UniversityDesign
Guilin University of TechnologyTourism and Hospitality
 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital, Fudan University ShanghaiHealth
 Nanyang Normal UniversityMultidisciplinary
 Shanghai Polytechnic UniversityMultidisciplinary
 Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences (SUMHS)Health Care
 Zhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan UniversityHealth Care
Costa RicaUniversidad Estatal a DistanciaMultidisciplinary
IndiaApollo College of Nursing, ChennaiHealth Care
JapanMusashino UniversityBusiness
 Nagoya University of Foreign StudiesBusiness
 Kyoto University of Art and DesignDesign
KazakhstanAl-Farabi Kazakh National University, AlmatyMultidisciplinary
 Atyrau State UniversityMultidisciplinary
 Astana Medical UniversityHealth
 Karaganda State Medical UniversityHealth Care
 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National UniversityEngineering
KyrgystanKyrgyz State Technical UniversityMultidisciplinary
MalesiaBerjaya University CollegeMalesia
MozambiqueInstituto Superior de Ciencias de SaudeHealth Care
RussiaImmanuel Kant Baltic Federal UniversityMultidisciplinary
RussiaPetrozavodsk State UniversityMultidisciplinary
 People’s Friendship University of RussiaMultidisciplinary
 Pskov State University RussiaMultidisciplinary
 North-Western State Menical University named after I.I. MechnikovHealth
 Russian International Olympic UniversityMultidisciplinary
 Saint-Petersburg State University of Technology and DesignDesign
 Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI)Multidisciplinary
 Samara State University of EconomicsTourism&Hospitality
 Saint-Petersburg Center of Postgraduate Medical EducationHealth
 St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)Tourism&Hospitality
 St Petersburg University of Management and EconomicsBusiness
 Ural Federal UniversityMultidisciplinary
South KoreaChung Ang UniversityMultidisciplinary
 Soongsil UniversityBusiness
SpainVithas XANIT International HospitalHealth Care
SwitzerlandLucerne University of Applied Sciences and ArtsMultidisciplinary
ThailandRangsit UniversitySocial Services
UKSwansea UniversityMultidisciplinary
ZambiaThe Maternal Health Action ZambiaHealth

Double degrees

CountryPartnerStudy field
ChinaShanghai Polytechnic UniversityEngineering
DenmarkUniversity College AbsalonSocial Services
FranceY SchoolsBusiness
LuxemburgBBI LuxTourism and Hospitality
NetherlandsWindesheim UASEngineering