International working culture
We embrace diversity and promote equal opportunities for all staff members. Being long past the early stages of internationalization, cultural diversity and multicultural teams here at the University of Vaasa are a common practice. More than 25 % of our Research and Teaching staff come from outside of Finland. You will notice this as soon as you set foot on campus. Try one of our campus area cafés or restaurants, and you’ll hear the myriad of languages and meet people from all over the world. Our students, researchers and other staff members represent more than 80 different nationalities.
Our working languages are Finnish and English. Knowing not how to speak Finnish upon your arrival will not be an issue here. We do encourage our staff members to learn Finnish, though, as we feel this to be important for the integration process. We invest in language training and intercultural communication and provide regular Finnish language courses for staff members.