University description (as per official university website)
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (MAMK) lies at the heart of the beautiful Finnish lake district in South-Savo region. We are a modern higher education institution, offering high quality education and more fields of study than any other University of Applied Sciences in Finland. We have Degree programmes available at both Bachelor´s and Master´s levels.
The Finnish higher education system comprises of two parallel sectors: universities and universities of applied sciences / polytechnics. The universities emphasise scientific research and the teaching is based on theory. Universities of applied sciences/polytechnics are institutes of higher education based on the combination of theory and practise.
Organisation of Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences
The governing body of the Polytechnic is Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences Joint Authority. The members of the Joint Authority from 1.1.2004 onwards are Mikkeli, Pieksämäki, Pieksänmaa and Savonlinna municipalities.
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences serves the area of Eastern Finland with four campuses in three towns:
Campus of Culture and Youth Work
Nikkarila Campus/Department of Forestry
Savonniemi Campus/Departments of Tourism, Design,
Business and Health Care
In addition Mikkeli University of Applied sciences has seven offices or centres for supporting services: Student Services, YTI Research Centre, IT Services/Mikpoli IT Centre, Library and Information Services, International Services, Business Development Centre and Administration Centre.
Fields of study
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences has more fields of study than any other Finnish university of applied sciences / polytechnic:
humanities and education
natural resources and the environment
tourism, catering and domestic services
social services, health and sports
technology, communication and transport
social sciences, business and administration
You can choose from 20 degree programmes, three of which are in English. There are over 760 new students starting in studies leading to a degree every year, and the total amount of students is about 4500.
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences offers a possibility for the final year students coming from the partner institutions abroad to get a degree of BEng. in Information Technology or Building Services Engineering or Bachelor of Business Administration. These double degrees programmes are based on agreements with partner institutions.
FACTS ABOUT FINLAND AND THE TOWNS OF MIKKELI, SAVONLINNA AND PIEKSÄMÄKI
At the heart of the beautiful Finnish lake district lies Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences. A modern higher education institution, offering high quality education and more field of study than any other University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences has campuses in the towns of Mikkeli, Savonlinna and Pieksämäki, all located in the picturesque Lake Region of Eastern Finland.
From these pages you will find some facts about our beautiful Northern country Finland and the three towns where Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences is located.
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences hosts over 200 international students from more than 30 countries. In addition, we have several lecturers and experts from our partner institutions visiting Mikkeli each year, especially during the International Summer Term organised annually. We have over 200 partner universities abroad. Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences has office in St.Petersburg, Russia. We are also active in international projects.
Rewarded by the Finnish Ministry of Education
A convincing evidence of Mikkeli University of Applies Science’s level and commitment for internationalisation is the fact, that the Finnish Ministry of Education has rewarded Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences five times for its international activities.
Highly educated staff
There are approximately 430 staff members employed at Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, of which 200 are full-time lecturers. About 40 of our staff hold a doctoral or licentiate degree.