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:
- Smart Services
- Professional Excellence
- Sheet Metal Centre (since 1998)
Research units and research groups function in important research projects with our international strategic partners. We publish the results of our research work.
HAMK’s main customers for research and development are the region’s operators in industry and commerce (particularly SMEs), as well as the public sector. We have international-level competence in our areas of expertise, and through our networks we can serve our customers even more widely.
Key services include
- development projects,
- student contacts
- multidisciplinary project-type learning projects.
We construct a simple model where learning projects commission by the workplace can be implemented at any location within our area. With the aid of the virtual campus, the digital service entity can also be used by companies and organisations.