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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu
Xamk logo english low res.png
MottoAll for the future
TypeUniversity of Applied Sciences (polytechnic)
Established2017
Budget70 Million Euros (second largest in Finland)
RectorHeikki Saastamoinen
Academic staff
750
Students9300 (2017)[1]
Location, ,
Websitewww.xamk.fi
Mikpoli building on the Mikkeli campus

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is a University of Applied Sciences in Finland. It was established in the beginning of 2017, when Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (Kyamk) and Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (Mamk) merged.

Education

Xamk's education, which is given on four different campuses, is closely connected to the requirements of working life and companies. As of 2017, Xamk offered in total 59 Bachelor's degree programmes and 26 Master's programmes and the number of students graduating annually was about 1700.

Xamk offers four Bachelor's level degree programmes and four Master's level degree programmes in English:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business (BBA) in Mikkeli
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Game Design in Kouvola
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Environmental engineering in Mikkeli
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Information technology in Mikkeli
  • Master of Business Administration, International Business Management in Kouvola
  • Master of Culture and Arts, Design in Kouvola
  • Master of Engineering, Cybersecurity in Kotka
  • Master of Health Care/Social Services, Health Promotion in Kotka and Kouvola

Research and development

Xamk is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland in terms of R&D activities carried out. The research carried out is mostly applied research in close co-operation with companies and most development efforts concentrate on regional development.

Research and development activities at Xamk are divided into four focus areas:

  • Digital economy
  • Forest, the environment and energy
  • Logistics, marine technology and transport
  • Sustainable well-being

References

  1. ^ "South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences". Xamk web page. 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.

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