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


We act responsibly.

  • We make sustainable choices every day.
  • We take responsibility for the results of our work.
  • We develop new, sustainable solutions in cooperation with our partners.

We care.

  • We take care of student and staff wellbeing.
  • We treat each other in a fair and equal way.

We work for tomorrow.

  • We are brave and interested in new developments and the world around us.
  • We create new knowledge and expertise both locally and internationally.
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Working, Teaching and Learning

  • We treat everyone with respect.
  • We promote equality and do not discriminate.
  • We respect and value the diversity of our community.
  • We meet everyone as individuals and treat everybody equally.
  • We do not condone inappropriate behaviour, harassment, discrimination, intimidation, or violence. We address each incident immediately and seriously.
  • We follow common guidelines.
  • We take responsibility for high-quality communication and interaction, while maintaining good workplace skills.
  • We support our students in taking responsibility for their study progress in different life situations and direct them to necessary support when needed.
  • We provide each other with a peaceful work and study environment and respect their free time.
  • We follow good scientific practices and ethical guidelines.
  • We work as experts in our respective fields and respect the expertise of others.
  • We take care of information security and data protection. We use information, social media, and IT in a responsible way.
  • We take responsibility for carrying out our duties with quality and care.


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Higher Education Community and Administration

  • We work together to build a high-quality work and education community.
  • We encourage open dialogue and decision-making.
  • We promote and support the wellbeing of our community members and our working ability.
  • We always consider accessibility.
  • We promote a safe environment by following safety instructions and conducting risk management.
  • We follow the principles of good governance.
  • In supervisory work, we listen, we are present, and we treat everyone equally.
  • We do not tolerate bribery or corruption.
  • We ensure sufficient job orientation and supervision.
  • We recognise conflicts of interest and do not act if we are disqualified (Administrative Procedure Act, section 28).
  • We make decisions in a considered, justified way, without unnecessary delays.
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Stakeholders and the Environment

  • We recognise the societal impact of our operations.
  • We value ethical standards with our partners’ and networks’ operations.
  • We create new information and competences through teaching and RDI activities.
  • We abide by the principles of confidentiality.
  • We follow common sustainability initiatives and programmes.
  • We recognise the environmental impact of our operations.
  • We follow the precautionary principle for measures that have an impact on the environment.
  • We use common resources responsibly.
  • We continuously improve our environmental efficiency.
    We follow the principles of sustainable development in procurement.
  • We respect the material and intangible cultural and natural heritage. We respect natural diversity.