Strategy - our vision 2030
Xamk grows and develops, attracting students and expertise to the region and creating new entrepreneurship. We make responsible choices.Read more
At Xamk, learning is unlimited. Our campus is the world – the bases are located in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna.
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk – is an institute of higher education which focuses on
Xamk is the 5th largest university of applied sciences in Finland. We provide education in eight fields of study, participate in research and development and provide services to the businesses and residents of the area. There are campuses in four towns: Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna.
International cooperation is an important part of our profile, with more than 350 partner educational institutions around the globe.
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. There are over 170 ongoing projects annually, in which our experts find, test and develop new products and services, or conduct research for future needs.
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The Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2019 describes the results of Xamk’s responsibility work. 2019 was Xamk’s second year of responsibility reporting. We want to introduce reponsibility into our everyday life – work and study alike.Read more
International activities promote students’ ability to work in international and multicultural environments. We receive approximately 600 international students each year, representing over 60 countries. Students can study a whole degree or parts of them in English. Five bachelor’s degree programmes and three master’s degree programmes are taught fully in English.
Xamk’s international networks provide access to studies and work placements abroad. Xamk has approximately 350 partner schools.
Xamk has four modern campuses located in Kymenlaakso end Southern Savonia regions. 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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Xamk provides companies, individual people and organisations with a wide range of expert, meeting and restaurant services as well as continuing education services. In addition, the range of services includes the high-quality facilities and devices of Xamk’s laboratories.
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Companies can also benefit from the skills of the university of applied sciences students by hiring a trainee or a student who can do their thesis on a topic relevant to the company. At present time, approximately 9,300 students are completing their studies at Xamk, and the varied skills and know-how of these students are offered to companies and organisations.
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.
You can post job ads free of charge via Xamk Duuni service. View students’ applications and contact them. Xamk Duuni matches jobs and job seekers based on skills, competencies and personal interests.
– Create a company account on Xamk Duuni service. Your profile will be shortly confirmed.
– Post a job ad and find yourself a worker.
– Remove the ad when it is no longer valid.
Have you graduated from Xamk? Join our almuni community! Alumni activities mean long lasting cooperation between the university and its students. An alumna will be a part of a large network which can be useful and fun from the professional and free time of view.Read more
Xamk has collaboration with universities, universities of applied sciences, different education partners and institutions in Finland and around the world. This collaboration covers for example co-operation, student exchange and research.Read more
Due to the ongoing changes in the world of work, some traditional jobs will disappear while news jobs will emerge. Also, the description of many of the remaining jobs will change. In the future labour market, critical thinking, problem solving skills and creativity will be increasingly important assets which are developed through pedagogical choices in cooperation with organisations and companies.Read more about our main focus on pedagogical development