HAMK’s regional influence is carried out through customer-oriented applied research and business services.
Finland’s universities of applied sciences are tasked with providing research and development services that support local employers and regional development while taking into account the region’s economic structure.
We take the policies and focus areas of sub-regions within HAMK’s operating area into consideration in our operations. Four research units that support the workplace and education operate according to specific focus areas:
Each campus has a local student affairs office. To ensure a smooth progress of your studies, please make sure you are aware of the location, contact info and opening hours of your own student affairs office.
Usually it is quite easy to find a place to live when you are studying at HAMK. All HAMK campuses are located in small to medium sized cities, so wherever your housing is located you are never far away from your classroom.
HAMK library is open for all, and our printed collections are for the use of all clients. Our online library HAMK Finna offers an easy access to all material in library collections. The use of e-collections requires a HAMK user id. Visitors may access e-collections inside the library, with few exceptions.
When you join as a student, you will receive a personal user ID, with which you can log in to HAMK computers and many different systems. We are in charge of the IT infrastructure and all of its services, including the functionality of equipment and systems, and we provide training in their use, as well as problem-solving advice.
To support students' wellbeing, HAMK offers the services of a student wellbeing specialist, student counselling psychologist and coordinator of sport services. They work in all HAMK's campuses in cooperation with tutor teachers, study counsellors, nurses, pastors and everyone connected to student services.
HAMK’s campuses are in the south of Finland:
Häme University of Applied Sciences offers a broad selection of sport activities on all campuses to its students. When using the sports services in Hämeenlinna, students need a sports pass to use the various sports services offered by HAMK. After buying the sports pass, students can use the sport services of all HAMK campuses. In other Hamk locations students are free to use all the sports services provided by HAMK without any costs (excluding swimming halls).
The quality systems of Finnish higher education institutions are audited systematically by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre. HAMK was the first ever higher education institution in Finland to receive the highest status “advanced” for its quality system.