University description (as per official university website)
We are operating on the west coast of Finland. The region is called Satakunta, and our biggest city is Pori.
Distance from Helsinki 240 km (by car about 3 hours)
Regular connections by plane, buss and train
SAMK is the leading institution of higher education in the region.
BASICS OF SAMK
Operates in the biggest towns of the Satakunta region.
Provides the students with skills and expertise they need in worklife.
Conducts applied research and development.
Participates in the development of the region and the working life.
Focuses on internationality and international cooperation in many ways.
Promotes cooperation between higher education institutions.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Cities and towns: Pori, Rauma, Huittinen and Kankaanpää
Maintained by the City of Pori
Staff members: over 500
Degree Programmes: 25 in Finnish | 5 in English
Total number of students: 6,500
Annual Intake of students: 1,100
Degrees awarded yearly: 900-1,000
Centre of Excellence in Education, 2005-2006 (Enterprise Accelerator)
Centre of Excellence in Education, 2002-2003 (Degree Programme in International Business and Marketing Logistics),
Centre of Excellence in Regional Development, 2001-2002
(Prizes are awarded by the Ministry of Education in Finland)
SAMK passed the quality system audit by the Finnish HIgher Education Evaluation Council in 2009.
Vision and Values
The essential tasks of the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences include the organisation of instruction as well as research and development. These tasks aim to serve as well those in need of education as the requirements of regional enterprises.
The core processes are
Research and development
The strategy of SAMK includes our vision that aims high:
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences is a significant European higher education institution that generates human capital highly valued in working life.
In order to realize the vision, we have chosen four values to steer our operating practices.
These values are:
We appreciate the human being.
We operate in an open and honest manner.
We generate the expertise needed by the surrounding society.
The results are based on our joint efforts
Fields of Study
We operate and teach in Finnish and in English.
22 Degree Programmes for Bachelor’s Degree, four of which are provided in English
6 Degree Programmes for Master’s Degree, with one programme provided in English.
In addition to degree programmes, we offer shorter term education in English.
OUR DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN ENGLISH ARE
Faculty of Technology and Maritime Management Pori
International Business and Marketing Logistics
Faculty of Business and Culture Rauma
Innovate Business Services
Faculty of Business and Culture Pori
Faculty of Social Services and Health Care Pori
Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Business and Culture
THE ENTERPRISE ACCELERATOR
A special part of all our faculties is the Enterprise Accelerator. It is a method of learning
and also an excellent opportunity for a degree-students to start up an own enterprise already before graduation.
Enterprise Accelerator combines studies and entrepreneurship.
Students are supported by mentors.
During the last ten years over 150 enterprises have been founded; currently at least one new enterprise is launched each month.