Lappeenranta University of Technology, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and Lahti University of Applied Sciences have established a corporate group consisting of three autonomous institutions. LUT is the parent company and the universities of applied sciences its subsidiaries.
The purpose of the LUT Group is to benefit all parties through collaboration. The group's growth strategy will focus on international student recruitment and education export, new education paths, and making an impact on industries. The institutions will continue to have their own, independent strategies, as outlined in their performance agreements with the Ministry of Education and Culture.