About Häme University of Applied Sciences

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution situated centrally in the most populated area of southern Finland.

The Finnish higher education system comprises universities and universities of applied sciences that are authorised by the government.

HAMK is situated centrally in the most populated area of the country, southern Finland, where about half of all Finns live.

HAMK has 7 campuses with around

HAMK operates in close cooperation with Häme Vocational Institute (HAMI), which offers further and continuing vocational education and training.​

Versatile education

The international perspective is a natural part of our daily activities. Alongside our Finnish students we have foreign students from around 70 different countries.

HAMK education:

bachelor’s and master’s degrees
professional teacher education
continuing and further education
open university studies
exchange studies

We have highly qualified teachers and most of them hold a master’s degree and around one hundred a doctoral degree. See more about teacher education in Finland.

We use various online tools in studying. Our graduate employment rate is one of the highest in Finland as is also the rate of graduate who start their own business.

As Finland in undeniably well known for its strengths in the field of education, here at HAMK we offer educational products for the global market.​

We serve the needs of business, industry and the public sector

HAMK has strong links to business and industry. Therefore, we can offer our Finnish and foreign students authentic learning environments and assignments for the benefit of both the students and enterprises.

We carry out customer-oriented applied research and development projects. Our four research units support business and industry within the region.​

HAMK quality system

The quality systems of Finnish higher education institutions are audited systematically by the Finnish Education EvaluationCentre​. HAMK was the first ever higher education institution in Finland to receive the highest status “advanced” for its quality system.

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