The Arcada Foundation


The Arcada Foundation assignes education in Swedish at a level of University of Applied Sciences

According to the statutes, the foundation is assigned to embrace education in Swedish at a level of University of Applied Sciences in Finland. The Arcada Foundation is the owner of Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd. Arcada is a multi-professional university of applied sciences (UAS) with campus located in Arabianranta, Helsinki. Arcada offers high quality practice-oriented higher education on both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels as well as further education in Swedish and English within:

  • Business Administration
  • Sports
  • Media
  • Culture
  • Social- and Health Care
  • Technology

The Arcada Foundation also conducts a number of funds and is one of the owners of Majstranden’s student accommodation, located in Arabianranta.

A foundation with a long history

The Arcada foundation was founded under the name The foundation for Helsinki Technical Grammar School on September 12 th. 1930 (inserted in the register of foundations on 20.03.1931). Later on the name was changed to The Arcada Foundation.

Organization number: 0200099-5.

Transparent and skilled administration

The Arcada Foundation’s primary task is to maintain the Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd and pursue activities that directly promote the realisation of the Foundation’s ends. The Foundation’s central administrative body is the Board of Administration, the Board of the Foundation, and the Managing Director.

The Arcada Foundation’s administration is based on the Foundations Act, the Foundation’s statutes and Rules of Procedure. The Arcada Foundation also complies with good administrative practise and the instructions “Good governance in Foundations“, issued by the Council of Finnish Foundations. The Arcada Foundation is a member of the Council of Finnish Foundations.

Contact information

Arcada Foundation
Jan-Magnus Janssonin aukio 1
00560 Helsinki

CEO Klas Nyström
+358 207 699 474

Assistans to the CEO Susanne Sahlgren
0207 699 601, +358 40 7247 353

Leading Legal Counsel Anna Härmä
(Secretary of the Arcada Foundations Board of Administration and the Board of the Foundation)
+358 207 699 488, +358 50 540 43 82