Sámi University of Applied Sciences is an indigenous institution that preserves and promotes Sámi language, culture and community life. At Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Sámi language is the main teaching, research and administration language. All our studies have a Sámi or indigenous perspective, and we have strong connections to other indigenous institutions. Sámi University of Applied Sciences has national responsibility for Sámi teacher training, journalist training and higher education. We promote Sámi perspective in research/teaching.
Sámi University of Applied Sciences has three faculties, all relevant for circumpolar/Arctic cooperation: Gielladiedagoahti / Language Department (language and language development), Ealáhus- ja luonddudiedagoahti / Industries and Natural Sciences Department (sustainable development and biodiversity, Sámi Traditional and Applied Arts, livelihood and social ecological science), and Servvodatdiedagoahti / Social Sciences Department (Sámi teaching and understanding).
Facts and figures
|Total Number of Staff||106|
|Number of Academic Staff||63|
|Number of Students||200|
Language and language development
Sustainable development and biodiversity
Sámi traditional and applied arts
Livelihood and social ecological science
Sámi teaching and understanding
|Fields of Study Offered||Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Journalism and information (broad programmes)