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 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 Taina Honkavuori

Specialist for International Affairs, outgoing students

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Traffic and Transport Management
Malla Haaparanta

International Officer, outgoing students

  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Information and Communication Technology, Bioeconomy
  • Information and Communication Technology, Bio and Circular Economy
  • Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Social Services
  • Nursing
Jenna Pohjonen

International Officer, outgoing students, incoming students

  • Agricultural and Rural Industries
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Technology
  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Computer Applications
  • Electrotechnology and Automation Engineering
  • Electrical and Automation Engineering
  • Equine Business Management
  • International Business
  • Master’s Degree Programmes
  • Professional Teacher Education
Josefina Kylä-Harakka

International Officer, outgoing students, incoming students

  • Biotechnology and Food Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Smart and Sustainable Design
  • Smart and Sustainable Design (in English)
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Landscape Design and Construction
  • RUN-EU SAP and YES exchanges
Miia Ståhlberg

International Office, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator

  • Administration
  • Outgoing staff
Riikka Kekäläinen-Alkio

HAMK International, Talent Boost team

Position Name


  • Development of better student-company connections
Tiina Björkskog

Talent Boost Mentor

  • Guidance of incoming international degree students
  • Support international students settle, integrate and develop their career in Finland
  • Friend family activities
  • HAMK Talents (Tiitus)
Qingyang Li

Talent Boost Mentor

  • Guidance of incoming international degree students
  • Support international students settle, integrate and develop their career in Finland
  • SIMHE – Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Finland
Katariina From

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


HAMK’s Erasmus Code