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
- 7200 students
- 625 teachers and other staff
- 37 degree programmes, of which 7 are delivered entirely in English.
HAMK operates in close cooperation with Häme Vocational Institute (HAMI), which offers further and continuing vocational education and training.
The international perspective is a natural part of our daily activities. Alongside our Finnish students we have foreign students from around 70 different countries.
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.