Diaconia Polytechnic - Diakonia-ammattikorkeakoulu
English language section of Diaconia Polytechnic
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
Diaconia Polytechnic offers first-class education as well as training to students in media studies, sign language interpretation, nursing, social services and youth work. The polytechnic has seven campuses and four units. They are situated in different parts of Finland.
Diaconia Polytechnic provides postgraduate degree in health promotion and social services. It conducts research and development too. Each unit of this polytechnic is involved in active social and health services in its own area.
Aims and Commitments
Diaconia Polytechnic believes in Christian values, hence, it gives importance to the dignity of each human. The University is dedicated to human harmony and empowerment, and imparting social justice to all. Its aim is to educate people to initiate social change, promote a multicultural society, and combat social exclusion.
There are around 3,000 students studying in Diaconia Polytechnic. Out of them, about 40 percent students prefer courses that provide dual qualifications in areas of social work and youth work, or a chance to work in Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
Diaconia Polytechnic provides services for the enhancement of working life and offers support to regional developers and service providers through ServiceDiak. It also offers educational services such as vocational courses, supplementary educational programs, and open polytechnic courses. The knowledge of students passing out from this educational center is based on concrete research, strict evaluation, and intensive project work.