Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is a proactive, genuinely international university in central Finland with a very strong reputation regionally and nationally. 

Top reasons to study here

  • KAMK carries out teaching, research and development in local, regional, national and international networks.
  • KAMK values work and knowledge, accepts difference and supports development and capability.
  • All members of staff possess a positive, innovative and open-minded attitude to themselves and to the continual development of their working community.

Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)

About

History

Established in 1992, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences was amongst the first to be granted permanent status.

Education

KAMK offers educational programmes and business services tailored to the customer’s needs. Examples of such services include intensive courses (on location and distance learning), summer schools, competency-based training, professional development, consultancy services on curriculum building (Bachelor and Master level), virtual learning environments, internationalization of education, entrepreneurship and innovation services.

Research

Research and development (R&D) is one of the key functions of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. Our research and development activity supports working life and regional development in our competence areas.

KAMK has established close relations with national organisations and companies. Our research and development projects are very business-oriented. We develop products and processes, transfer technology, knowledge and know-how to businesses, companies and other organisations.

Career

Recruitment Services provide students with information on and feedback from real-life businesses. We also offer opportunities for discussion between students and employers, guide students in their career planning and promote their opportunities to find employment. Recruitment Services participate in arranging various events and collects information in order to monitor how successful KAMK graduates have been in finding employment.

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Services

Student services

The objective of study guidance and counselling is to support and encourage students to accomplish target-oriented study skills and to become professional experts in their own field.

Here at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences study supervision is the responsibility of the staff who are specialized in study supervision and counselling duties but also of all staff members. Contact information for such staff members is available in each school.

Housing services

International students live mostly on KAMK campus in Kajaani.

A company called Kajaanin Pietari provides accommodation for both degree students and exchange students. They offer shared accommodation and also family apartments. Some of the accommodation is located on campus and other housing is located 1 – 3 km from KAMK.

Library services

The KAMK Library, located on campus in the Information Centre, is at your disposal. Its collection of 32 000 volumes is certain to provide you with material for your studies, research and development and business requirements. The library also offers digital materials and has a versatile collection of periodicals.

ICT services

The campus has fast network connections and there are 50 customer computers available for public use in the library.

Student Life

Campus life

You, together with 2000 other students from the different schools, are studying in the Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) Campus area, which is just a short walk away from services in the town centre. Kajaani University of Applied Sciences’ integrated campus area is the only one of its kind in Finland.

KAMK has concentrated on state-of-the-art equipment and study methods, as the campus undergoes a process of constant renewal and development. For example you can opt to complete part of your studies as E-courses (virtual learning).

Sports facilities

KaMove offers sports services accessible for all skill levels for students. Activities take place in the areas and sports locations of our campus. Two different kind of gyms, musical exercise room and sport hall. We offer instructed group exercises and possibility to use the ball shifts in sport hall and gyms of the campus independently. The goal of KaMove is to enhance the wellbeing of our students and to make possible for everyone to do sports throughout the studies.

Student clubs

The Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Student Union KAMO organises evening gatherings and parties, winter events and excursions.

Student Reviews

An international experience
Greg Jokai rated 5 out of 5 stars

Since I have started my studies in 2018, I have had a lot of insight into this degree, and I have been enjoying it so far! From learning the basics of business management, we got to learn all the aspects of the esports industry in the same way with the given up-to-date tools provided by the university. As an international student, I also got to know the Finnish culture and...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

WE ARE STUDYING ABOUT DIFFERENT KINDS OF OUTDOOR SPORTS WHICH ARE MAINLY ADVENTUROUS. WE ALSO HAVE TO STUDY ABOUT HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT THAT MAKE US ALSO SUITABLE TO WORK IN HOTEL AND RESTAURANTS. OUR STUDY ALSO INCLUDE MANAGEMENT, ACCOUNTING AND MARKETING WHICH CAN HELP US TO BE A FUTURE ENTREPRENEUR .

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university in Finland is great, I love how the teachers interact with the students and I love that it is practical. The only thing that I can see that could be improved is the knowledge part of the university and the work load. It is rather light. The overall study experience is amazing. They give you freedom to pursue what you love, they support you as far as they can...

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