Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Diak) has a unique profile in the Finnish education sector. The university contributes to the development of its fields of study at the regional, national and international levels. We have approximately 3,000 students and 250 members of staff. Its RDI activities focus on improving the wellbeing of those in the most vulnerable positions through co-creating societal innovations, services, and capacity building. DiakHub is Diak´s RDI concept responding to complex social problems with a design-led approach, supporting positive social change, and actively developing social innovations within a quadruple-helix framework. We are a member of the Centre of Expertise for Social Enterprises in Finland.
The Centre of Expertise for Social Enterprises (CESE) offers free national advisory and guidance services to enterprises and corporations that are engaged in social enterprise operations or are about to start such operations, regardless of their company form or sector. The Centre acts as a network and started its operations in October 2021. The Centre’s operations are coordinated by the Finnish Association of Social Enterprises Arvo. The other participants of the network are Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Rehabilitation Foundation, Pellervo Coop Centre, Silta-Valmennusyhdistys and Vates Foundation.
Read more about the Centre of Expertise (in Finnish): yyo.fi