Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution situated centrally in the most populated area of southern Finland. HAMK offers inspiring higher education and customer-oriented applied research to over 7200 students.
HAMK has strong links to business and industry, and have four research units which support the business and industry within the region. Therefore, they can offer their students authentic learning environments and assignments for the benefit of both the students and enterprises. These links with the business world have given HAMK graduates one of the highest employment rates in Finland. HAMK also has a very high rate of graduates that start their own businesses.
Moreover, the university of applied sciences is known for the international environment that it offers its students. HAMK has more than 100 partner institutions worldwide, from which students can choose to do exchange studies, as well as double degree studies.
The campus has modern physical and web-based learning environments. The latest educational technologies and eLearning techniques are used together with traditional face-to-face teaching. Features like these enable students to be better adapt to the fast-paced working environment.
The quality systems of Finnish higher education institutions are audited systematically by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre. In addition, the Ministry of Education and Culture closely oversees the quality of teaching in all higher education institutions in Finland, including Häme University of Applied Sciences.