In Pori, the ruthless sea meets gentle nature and industry’s long traditions shake hands with the innovations that build a cleaner tomorrow. The compact size of the city, combined with first-class services including culture and sports, makes everyday life easy. There is room for life, time to do what you want, and above all: alternatives. In Pori, you have space, time and options – for life, career and business.
Pori is your choice for student life, career in tech and industry. Our parks and nature offer unique experiences around the year. The parks in the Pori city centre are part of the National Urban Park network. The Pori National Urban Park is a combination of urban nature and a built cultural environment that serves as a living room for the city’s inhabitants. Nature is literally right outside your door in Pori.
GET TO KNOW THE BASICS
Ours is a city of over 80 000 inhabitants and a history that stretches back over 450 years. Furthermore, few can say that both the sea and the river can be found in their hometown. In Pori, we have them both and indeed very close by. The Kokemäenjoki river estuary and the Yyteri shoal are one of the most diverse destinations for bird watching in the entire country.
Yyteri, chosen to be among the 10 the best beaches in Europe for families, has a lot to offer. Yyteri is an experience for adults and an adventure for kids – the beach is endless, and the sky is the limit to your creativity. Find a paradise on earth in Pori’s Yyteri beach – all year round. The area is also growing and developing in terms of new business opportunities.
CAREER AND STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
The Pori city and the region offer career possibilities in growing industries like technology metals and circular economy, for example. The robotics, AI and automation sector, the Robocoast cluster and digital innovation hub are growing fast, and career and business opportunities are excellent. The ecosystem offers also unique research facilities, for example, in the RoboAI RDI Centre. The industrial and technology industries and the startup community are a hotbed of new businesses ideas.
A degree in robotics, AI, data analytics, circular economy, programming, international business or health tech – each student has a variety of options to choose from in Pori. The region is a great choice for you if you are heading for a bachelor’s, a master’s or a PhD degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. If you want to complete your degree close to the field’s leading international companies and industrial clusters, you’ve come to the right place! As such, our universities offer various options for international students looking for a combination of university studies and practice in a growing industrial and business ecosystem. Vocational education in Pori is also a fantastic alternative.
HEAR IT FROM SOMEONE WHO DID IT – Anja Poberžnik, RoboAI, SAMK
City of Pori offers unique career possibilities. The industrial ecosystem for technology metals and circluar economy are looking for experts of today and future. Robotics cluster of Robocoast is growing and RoboAI RDI Center is focusing on research and offers degrees for bachelor and master lever. Anja came to Pori to study & stay.
WELCOMING ALL INTERNATIONAL AND FUTURE TALENTS! – A WORD FROM THE MAYOR
Our city combines unique possibilities to work, study and enjoy life whether you are a talent or dreaming to become one. The Yyteri beach is one of a kind and the central park of Kirjuri is just 5 minutes away from the central. For events and culture, like Pori Jazz Festival, there are plenty opportunities to choose from. So Pori offers a degree and a career, nature and experiences combined with a smooth everyday life
Mayor of Pori