Åland University of Applied Sciences (Högskolan på Åland) offers schooling in a wide variety of fields, with degree programmes in economics, maritime studies, technology, nursing & health care, and hospitality.
Åland University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1997 by the Åland Provincial Government as a co-operative network for vocational higher education certified with a polytechnic diploma. On 1 January 2003 Åland University of Applied Sciences became permanent, when it merged with Åland Open University and changed its Swedish name into "Högskolan på Åland".
The university offers seven degree programmes with a total of 400 students. In addition to that, the Åland Open University offers around 100 academic courses, lectures and seminars annually. Close cooperation and interaction with working life and society is essential.