International Services - Häme University of applied sciences
International Services
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International Services

International Services

HAMK International promotes the development of international competences of our students and staff and supports the integration and employment of international students in Finland.


HAMK International provides international mobility services to students and staff. HAMK International has defined the services and processes for outgoing and incoming student and staff mobility and provides these services on all campuses. The international officers assist and instruct all HAMK students who are planning to complete studies or work placement abroad, also double degree students. They also advise staff members about competence development during a mobility period. HAMK International implements studies for Living and Learning Abroad (5 ECTS) for all outgoing exchange students.

HAMK International coordinates the activities of HAMK Talent Boost and implements the service pledge by providing services to integrate international students. HAMK International coordinates the Friend Family programme, gathers information and produces services for new international degree students and promotes the contacts between international degree students and employers via HAMK Talents,


HAMK International is responsible for the administration and services of international mobility projects. HAMK International coordinates the application of international projects, administers these projects and awards grants. HAMK International administers international mobility partner networks. HAMK International compiles monitoring and statistical information on international mobilities.

HAMK International, mobility team

Position Name
Head of International Affairs Kati Heikkinen

International Specialist, outgoing students

  • Bioengineering and Food Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Design and Construction
  • Smart and Sustainable Design
Taina Honkavuori

International Officer, outgoing students

  • Agricultural and Rural Industries
  • Electrotechnology and Automation Engineering
  • Equine Business Management
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Smart Organic Farming
  • Sustainable Development
  • Traffic and Transport Management
Malla Haaparanta

International Officer, outgoing students

  • Business Information Technology
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Computer Applications (in English)
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical and Automation Engineering (in English)
  • Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy
  • Information and Communication Technology, Bio and Circular Economy
  • International Business (in English)
  • Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology (in English)
  • Nursing
  • Public Nursing
  • Smart and Sustainable Design (in English)
  • Social Services
Jenna Pohjonen

International Coordinator

  • Nomination and guidance of incoming exchange students
Annina Herala-Hemmilä

International Office, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator

  • Administration
  • Outgoing staff
Leena Rantanen

HAMK International, Talent Boost team

Position Name


  • Development of better student-company connections
Tiina Björkskog


  • Guidance of incoming international degree students
  • Friend family activities
  • HAMK Talents (Tiitus)
Qingyang Li

International Coordinator

  • Guidance of incoming international degree students
Annina Herala-Hemmilä

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)
HAMK International
Building C, 1st floor, office 155
Visakaarre 13
13100 Hämeenlinna


HAMK’s Erasmus Code