Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is a proactive, genuinely international university of applied sciences with a strong regional and national profile. The international learning and development community operates in its own compact campus area located in Kajaani's impressive natural surroundings.
The operations and organizational structure of KAMK are based on five areas of competence: Activity Tourism, Information Systems, Nursing and Healthcare, Mechanical and Mining Engineering and Business and Innovations. Our three fields of focus, activity tourism, games and vehicle informations systems, serve to provide us with international competence, visibility and impact. The competence areas are linked to the fields of focus by expertise, i.e. competences. The competence area resources and project actiivities are channeled into supporting the development of the fields of focus.
The Kajaani University of Applied Sciences' strategy is based on regional strategies of Kainuu implementing the national higher education policy and promoting KAMK’s position and impact as part of Finland’s higher education system. KAMK plays a significant role in the region in guaranteeing the availability of expertise, experts and RDI operations required in the development and support of internationalization of business and commerce in Kainuu. More information about RD operations.
KAMK has achieved great success in Finland in Ministry of Education and Culture outcome barometers. In particular the quality of teaching and counseling has been considered the best in Finland for several years running. According to a survey published in Talouselämä magazine in 2011, KAMK was the best university of applied sciences in Finland based on several indicators.
KAMK in brief
- Established in 1992
- Amongst the first UAS to be granted permanent status in 1996
- A limited liability company owned by the city of Kajaani
- 5 areas of competence: Activity Tourism, Information Systems, Nursing and Healthcare, Mechanical and Mining Engineering and Business and Innovations
- 9 Bachelor level degree programmes delivered in Finnish, 2 Bachelor level degree programmes in English
- 5 Master level degree programmes in Finnish
- 2000 students
- A staff of 235
- over 5,500 graduates
- quality management system was among the first to be audited and approved in 2014
- President & CEO: Dr. Turo Kilpeläinen
Kajaani University of Applied Science's Business Idea
With its high quality, versatile training resources and Research and Development operations, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences promotes know-how, welfare and a business-friendly working environment within the region.
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