Turku University of Applied Sciences (abbr. TUAS, Finnish Turun
ammattikorkeakoulu) is a multidisciplinary higher education
institution, located in the city of Turku in the Southwest Finland. The
institute began operations as a temporary polytechnic in autumn 1992. At the
moment, the establishment has approximately 9,300 students and 700 members
of staff, making it one of the largest universities of applied sciences in
Before 2006-01-10, the institution carried the English name of Turku Polytechnic.