International Competence - Häme University of applied sciences
International Competence
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Today, the international perspective is a part of all careers. Employers value competence gained abroad. Studies and work placement completed abroad will boost your employment prospects and your career.

HAMK students have many alternatives to increase their international competence while studying with us. HAMK graduates are desired experts in the labour market; they are global problem-solvers with a creative and progressive approach.

Studies or work placement completed abroad are included as part of your studies at HAMK. When the exchange period abroad is well planned and implemented, it will not lengthen the normal duration of your studies.

Exploring the World

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  • Erasmus Days 2020Read more

    The Erasmus Days 2020 were celebrated throughout Europe  on 15-17 October. The idea of Erasmus Days is to give everyone the chance to share their exchange experiences and spread the word about […]

  • Beginning of the journey in PortugalRead more

    So, when I write this it is my first week in Portugal. I study here this semester as an exchange student in Polytechnic of Leiria. I’ve settled down in my apartment and I also met my roommate who […]

  • My time as an exchange student in WroclawRead more

    What’s Wroclaw, and why Poland? I had never thought I would go to live in Poland. I always figured I’d go on exchange, probably to Germany (since that’s where everyone seems to automatically […]

Contact information

HAMK International will advise you in matters related to going abroad. If you need guidance in exchange studies or work placements abroad or want to make an appointment contact us:


  • HAMK International
  • Häme University of Applied Sciences HAMK
  • Vankanlähde 9, 13100 Hämeenlinna
  • Taina Honkavuori
  • Specialist for International Affairs
  • Tel. +358504417649
  • Smart and Sustainable Design. Coordination and development of international mobility services; mobility projects and partnerships.
  • Saara Lindén
  • International Officer, RUN-EU Project Coordinator
  • Tel. +358504542488
  • Electrical and Automation Engineering; International Business; Smart Organic Farming
  • Kirsi Liimatainen
  • International Officer
  • Tel. +358400927181
  • Computer Applications; Construction Engineering; Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy; Master's Degree Programme in Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Kati Heikkinen
  • Head of International Affairs, RUN-EU Project Manager
  • Tel. +358505171581
  • Coordination and development of international activities at Häme University of Applied Sciences and HAMK International

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