Åbo Akademi University is a Swedish language university in Turku, Finland (Åbo is the Swedish name for Turku). The university was founded in 1918, and is the oldest of the three universities in the city, the other two being the University of Turku and the Turku School of Economics.
As of 2004, there are 7 941 students and a staff consisting of 1125 people. The university has activities not only in Turku, but also in Vaasa, Jakobstad, Helsinki and on Åland. Åbo Akademi was a private institution until 1981, when it was turned into a public institution.