Established in 1995, Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu (HAMK University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized town of Hämeenlinna (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Tavastia Proper.
Häme University of Applied Sciences, also known as HAMK, is a higher education institution with several campuses throughout the most populated area of southern Finland. HAMK offers inspiring higher education and customer-oriented applied research to over 7200 students. Prospective international students can apply to study in Finland without IELTS at HAMK.
HAMK has strong links to business and industry and has four research units that support the business and industry within the region. Therefore, they can offer their students authentic learning environments and assignments for the benefit of both the students and enterprises. These links with the business world have given HAMK graduates one of the highest employment rates in Finland. HAMK also has a very high rate of graduates that start their own businesses.
Moreover, the university of applied sciences is known for the international environment that it offers its students. HAMK has more than 100 partner institutions worldwide, from which students can choose to do exchange studies, as well as double degree studies.
The campus has modern physical and web-based learning environments. The latest educational technologies and eLearning techniques are used together with traditional face-to-face teaching. Features like these enable students to be better adapt to the fast-paced working environment.
The Ministry of Education and Culture closely oversees the quality of teaching in all higher education institutions in Finland, including Häme University of Applied Sciences.
"Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu (HAMK) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu (HAMK) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 22 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HAMK also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services. "