Laurea operates in the Helsinki metropolitan area by far the most interesting region in Finland. The area contains a significant concentration of higher education and research establishments, innovative companies and nationally important innovators and leisure activities. Laurea institutes are mainly the area of Espoo and Vantaa and smaller institutions in Lohja, Kerava, Tuusulanjärvi, Hyvinkää. Espoo is the second largest city in Finland
In terms of starting student
is the third largest polytechnic
. In 2003 there are around 8,000 student
s at Laurea
has eight field
s of study
These fields of study are divided in thirteen degree programmes are that taught in Finnish and four in English.