SmartEdu – Smart Future Education and Competences
Developing competences and modernising learning solutions
A changing world challenges us to develop education and education systems and the ecosystems around them. To ensure vitality and competitiveness, new creative learning and knowledge management skills are needed. At HAMK, we respond to these needs by developing competence and renewing learning solutions together with, for example, educational organisations, governmental departments and business both in Finland and globally.
Our digital competence and quality in research, broad industry expertise and network in Finland and internationally are at the core of our operations. Our research objectives are strongly linked to the development and application of digital learning solutions. We create new opportunities for learning, for example through virtual solutions, gamification and analytics.
Our research contributes to the future of sustainable work, education and well-being. Well-being and skills improve the competitiveness of organisations. Prosperous employees develop their careers and make choices in a changing world that support their own and their organisation’s competence development.
Come and do research with us. You’re here to make a change.
Our ongoing projects
ACTIVE-ATS – Advanced Competencies of Teachers to Improve Vocational Education in Applied Technology Schools
ACTIVE-ATS Advanced Competencies of Teachers to Improve Vocational Education in Applied Technology Schools Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can…
LUME Creatives in Web3 age Project information NameCreatives in Web3 age Duration1.1.2024-30.6.2026PartnersMetropolia (Coordinator),HAMK,Arcada,Humak,SeAMKFunderCo-Funded by European Social Fund plus (ESF+), with the Häme ELY Centre as the national funding authority. Budget103 096€ (HAMK’s part) For creators and producers of creative content, metaverse, DAOs, digital art world and NFTs offer new earning models. These web3 era approaches…
CURIOUS 2.0 Emerging technologies supporting enthusiastic teaching and learning Project information NameCURIOUS 2.0 – Emerging technologies supporting enthusiastic teaching and learningDuration1.1.2024-31.12.2025PartnersHAMK (coordinator),Koulutuskuntayhtymä Tavastia,Kiipula FoundationFunderCo-financed by the European Social Fund plus (ESF+), with the Häme ELY Centre as the national funding authority.Budjetti175 086€ (HAMK’s part) The working life and educational institutions of the future need versatile…
JATKOT Customer-oriented education model for continuous learning in engineering and technology Project information NameCustomer-oriented education model for continuous learning in engineering and technologyDuration1.1.2023-31.12.2025PartnersHAMK (Coordinator),Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu,Koulutuskuntayhtymä TavastiaFunderThe European Social Fund, and the national funding authority is the Häme ELY Centre. The JATKOT project is developing a customer-oriented, genuinely competence-based model of continuous learning that aims to…
CARE Developing Career Guidance and Counselling Education for Ukraine Project information ProjectDeveloping Career Guidance and Counselling Education for UkraineDuration1.8.2023-31.12.2025ImplementorsHAMK (Coordinator),Borys Grinchenko Kyiv UniversityFunderTeam Finland Knowledge programme (TFK) in the Finnish National Agency for EducationBudget75 535 € Ukraine faces challenges of European integration into the common education area and European neighborhood policy, especially in the career…
DigiKH Digital expertise and sustainable work for home care Project Information ProjectDigital expertise and sustainable work for home care (DIGIKH)Duration1.11.2023 – 30.04.2026PartnersHäme University of Applied Sciences, Laurea University of Applied SciencesFundingEuropean Social Fund Plus (ESF+)Action LineCompetent and inclusive Finland that provides work (ESF+)Budget319 916 € Our goal is to build a flexible continuous learning model…
Education Modernization Brazil, Colombia, Europe – the new era of digital higher education cooperation (EMBRACE)
EMBRACE Education Modernization Brazil, Colombia, Europe – the new era of digital higher education cooperation Project information NameEducation Modernization Brazil, Colombia, Europe – the new era of digital higher education cooperationDuration1.4.2023-31.3.2026PartnersHäme University of Applied Sciences (Coordinator),Fundacao Universidade Federal do Abc – UFABC,Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Espírito Santo – IFES,Instituto Federal de…
FOREST21 21st Century Climate-Smart Forestry Education for Livelihood and Sustainability in South Africa Project Information Project21st Century Climate-Smart Forestry Education for Livelihood and Sustainability in South AfricaDuration1/2021–1/2024PartnersHäme University of Applied Sciences, Finland (coordinator); Aalto University, Finland; Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway; Fort Cox Agriculture and Forestry Training Institute, South Africa; Nelson Mandela University,…
Digi Fashion and Design From intelligence to new sustainable design, fashion, competence and business Project Information ProjectFrom intelligence to new sustainable design, fashion, competence and businessDuration1.9.2023-28.2.2025ImplementerHäme University of Applied SciencesFundingRegional Council of HämeBudget101 092 € Digital design and fashion is fast growing field, full of new business opportunities and it supports sustainable development. Digital design…
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