Vaasa – international and energetic

Katunäkymiä Vaasassa.

About one fifth of Vaasa’s 60 000 inhabitants are students.

The biggest cluster within energy technology in the Nordic countries is located in the Vaasa region. The cluster is also one the region’s biggest employers.

Vaasa is a bilingual and multicultural city, which can be seen in the city’s street scene. Here history and the present go hand in hand, culture meets nature, and shopping malls exist next to the market hall.

Kvarken’s narrowest spot is located by Vaasa. The distance from Vaasa to the city of Umeå in Sweden is only 80 kilometers. Vaasa is the gate to the beautiful world heritage site – the Kvarken Archipelago.


Soccer team VPS and ice hockey team Vaasan Sport
The possibility to study in three languages from preschool to college.
The northernmost regular ship traffic runs between Vaasa and Umeå.