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Influential HAMK

Every giant leap starts with a small step

At HAMK, we are strongly committed to fostering the development of our area. We work every day to make the world a better place, one step at a time.

We work in strong cooperation with companies and partners to develop and create change in our own region, throughout Finland and internationally. In these times, the success of the region is built through strong interaction and cooperation across borders. Sustainable development is an integral part of HAMK’s impact.

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The 19th most sustainable university in the world

We were ranked 19th out of more than a thousand participants in the international GreenMetric ranking, which measures the sustainability of higher education institutions and their operating environment.

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Excellent education and quality system

In our most recent audit (2022), HAMK performed very well in the audit: The areas of education and quality management were both evaluated to be at the level “excellent”. Research, development and innovation activities (RDI) and societal engagement were evaluated as “good”.

We bring added value to our region

In our stakeholder survey (2023), HAMK’s stakeholders most often described HAMK’s activities as developing (81%), working life-oriented (79%) and inspiring (74%).

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Corporate social responsibility

We believe in the power of action. We want to do our part to solve the world’s most fundamental problems. We know that every giant leap starts with a small step – together.

Accessibility

HAMK wants to raise accessibility above the statutory minimum defined in a wide range of normative regulations and guidelines. We want to be a community where you can feel welcome and respected from the moment you arrive.

Sustainability

Our Sustainable Development Programme guides all our activities. The knowledge and skills for building a sustainable future are present in all our education and research and all aspects of everyday campus life. 

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Equality

Häme University of Applied Sciences aims to ensure that every employee can feel that the corporate practices are fair, supportive and respectful of the employee.

Research

Our applied research makes a world better place

SmartBio – Smart Systems and Biotechnology

Our aim is to find ways for bio-based raw material production and a sustainable bio-cycle economy.

SmartBuilt – Smart and Sustainable Built Environment

We are creating new solutions to promote sustainable construction and a citizen-friendly and carbon-neutral built environment.

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SmartEdu – Smart Future Education and Competences

We develop skills and innovate learning solutions together with working life and education organisations.