Metropolia University of Applied Science
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has four fields of study: culture, health care and social services, business and administration, and technology, communications and transport, all of which provide teaching also in English. In total Metropolia has around 15,000 students and staff of about 1,100.
The new and competitive higher education institute, which measures up to international standards, specialises in innovation and cater for the special needs of the metropolitan area. The degree programmes involve close cooperation with businesses and the labour market. This has two main benefits: it improves the students' job opportunities and provides the labour market with skilled labour.
ERA, Electric RaceAbout Project
After 120 years of motoring, the exploded global road traffic is now facing the necessity of radical changes. A lot of things have to be done better, or at least in different way. Thanks to the hybrid vehicles, electric powertrains are developing progressively. However, there is no reason to wait for better energy storage systems, the new electric car architecture has to be taken on the CAD screen now, not tomorrow.
With an experience of engineering and building already eleven experimental research vehicles, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has launched a new project called ERA, Electric RaceAbout. This car, designed from a clean table to adopt the latest technology of electric powertrain and battery systems as well as the light-weight manufacturing know how, will be a state of art battery driven electric-vehicle. A full-bloodied sportscar with extremely low energy consumption and no emissions will really open a new era for those enthusiasts, feeling guilty because of their passion for motoring! The cutting-edge styling is guaranteed by keen co-operation of the famous Institute of Design, Lahti Polytechnic.