University of applied sciences

Courage and curiosity. The will to discover, understand and learn, and to go all in for a better future.
We at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk – share an attitude and a mindset. We work to support you when you define a new era of professionals. Because the best way to know tomorrow is to create it yourself.

All for the future.

We are a responsible, good and desired place to study and work.

We have 12 000 students, and we offer 48 Bachelor’s degree programmes, 34 Master’s degree programmes, Open UAS courses, global talent acquisition programmes and Summer School courses. We offer 8 Bachelor’s degree programmes in English and 2 Master’s degree programmes in English.

We have nearly 1,000 employees and over 12,000 students spread over our Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna campuses.

Our fields of education:

  • Engineering and Forestry
  • Health Care, Rehabilitation and Sports
  • Business, Safety and Security
  • Game Programming and ICT
  • Design and Restoration
  • Marine Technology and Logistics
  • Social Services and Youth Education
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

Our campuses

  • Mikkeli
  • Savonlinna
  • Kouvola
  • Kotka

Our mission and key principles

The brave and curious Xamk was born in Southeast Finland a few years ago and is now standing firmly on its feet.  We at Xamk work, study, educate develop, update and create new skills and expertise making this corner of the world a better place to live.

We are the best higher education institution in Finland.


South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk

Quality and assesments

Quality and assesments

Xamk constantly develops the quality of education, RDI activities, business services and support services based on the user and customer feedback we receive.

How we make an impact

How we make an impact

Impact is made by competencies, expertise and development.

Research, development and innovation

Research, development and innovation

Xamk is a strong implementer of RDI activities and it is currently Finland’s largest UAS in the field of RDI, based on external financing alone.

Key facts ja figures

Xamk facts: learn more about us including number of applicants, employees by campus, INGENIUM info, education and much more.