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.

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is a higher education institution with focus on responsible wellbeing, technology, and creative industries.

We train skilled professionals for the needs of the future and promote entrepreneurship, international activities, as well as solutions to develop business life. We employ over 900 professionals.

We have over 11 500 students, and we offer over 40 Bachelor’s degree programmes as well as over 30 Master’s degree programmes. In addition, Xamk Pulse offers the largest selection of Open UAS courses in Finland as well as plenty of other opportunities for continuing education.

Our Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities are an essential aspect of our regional and social influence. Our focus areas are Digital Economy, Sustainable Wellbeing, Logistics and Seafaring, as well as Forest, the Environment and Energy.

We offer our expertise for companies and communities through cooperation that ranges from RDI activities to practical training, projects, and theses. In addition, our 11 research units produce multidisciplinary expert knowledge as well as services such as product development, measurement, and analysis.

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

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Why Xamk?

Why choose Xamk, and when can you apply?

Campuses in four towns

Xamk has four modern campuses located in Kymenlaakso end Southern Savonia regions in Finland. Campuses are  conveniently located in the town centre or nearby.

The range of services on campus is wide: restaurants, cafés, libraries, indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities, as well as services to promote studying and student well-being.

The learning environments – classrooms, auditoriums, laboratories, workshops, etc. – are modern and comfortable. In addition to providing education, all campuses engage in a diverse range of research and development activities and provide services.

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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.

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Impact is made by competencies, expertise and development.

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Responsibility and sustainability

Xamk has taken social responsibility and sustainability into its strategical priorities and as part of all daily activities.

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Xamk's Ethical Principles

Xamk’s operations as well as students and staff are guided by ethical principles that are based on Xamk’s values. These principles define the common rules, according to which we all have to operate.

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Safer space principles

The purpose of the principles of a safer space is to create a supportive and non-threatening environment where everyone can feel comfortable.

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Quality and assessment

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

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You can read about know-how of the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences in our publication series.

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International Xamk

Xamk has a large partner network in tens of different countries. We receive approximately 600 international students each year, representing over 60 countries.

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Student cooperation

Our students can be assigned with projects, commissioned to conduct a thesis study or instructed to perform various tasks as part of their mandatory practical training.

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Global education services

Xamk’s educational expertise is based on lifelong online learning, where learning is unlimited. With focus on smart education, we provide an excellent individual learning experience in future-oriented online learning.

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Xamk provides companies, individual people and organisations with a wide range of expert, meeting and restaurant services as well as continuing education services.

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Open vacancies

The best way to know tomorrow is to create it yourself.

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News and events

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Xamk open university of applied sciences

Xamk Open University of Applied Sciences is the largest and most popular Open University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

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Publications are published in all fields, including study and teaching materials, research and development as well as services.

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Xamk accepts scholarship donations from companies and communities

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