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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

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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)
Budget70 Million Euros (second largest in Finland)
ChairmanJyrki Koivikko
RectorHeikki Saastamoinen
Academic staff
Students9400 (2019)[1]
Location, ,

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. Xamk is the 5th largest university of applied sciences in Finland with 9400 students and 750 faculty members across four campuses. Xamk is jointly owned by the cities of Mikkeli, Kotka, Savonlinna and Kouvola with Mikkeli holding a majority stake (52%) since August 2019.


Mikkeli campus
Mikkeli campus

Xamk's education, which is given on four different campuses, is closely connected to the requirements of working life and companies. As of 2019, Xamk offered in total 62 Bachelor's degree programmes and 27 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

Board of directors

The board of directors at Xamk has eight members in it. The current members are:

  • Jyrki Koivikko, chairman
  • Jussi Lehtinen, vice chairman
  • Anja Eerola
  • Kirsi Torikka
  • Pirkko Rahikainen
  • Juha Huhtala
  • Jarmo Tuunanen
  • Sauli Sarjus


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

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