Studying in Research Group
Do you want to gain experience of an inspiring business collaboration and work with innovation and research experts? If so, apply to a HAMK research group. What’s that?
There are four research units at HAMK: the Professional Excellence, Bioeconomy, Sheet Metal Centre and Smart Services research units. Working in a research unit gives you the opportunity to get to know how applied research is done. In practice, this means things like working in the lab, running tests or conducting interviews.
Besides study credits, working in a research group gives you new skills in your own field, practical experience of research work and new networks for career planning and job hunting.
How to apply:
- Find out about the activities of the research institutes and research groups on HAMK’s public website or in Yammer.
- Then contact the research unit/research group you are most interested in working at. You can call or send an e-mail. Tell them what you are interested in, then go on to explain how the research project can fit into your studies.
- Talk to your teacher about the research group and its objectives. Then agree on how the work will contribute to your studies (credits).
Before you start working in the research group the student, teacher and researcher supervising the work need to go through some basics. Working in a research unit can gain you credits, if you follow these instructions:
Before starting work, go through the following:
Working in a research unit (student and research unit)
- Agree when the work will be done.
- Agree what kind of things the student will do while working (research work).
- The copyright to the material collected during the placement belongs to the research group. The research group commits to guiding the students at all stages of the work. The student commits to abide by the working instructions, to adhere to the agreed timetable and to report on any issues noticed that may influence the results of the research during the work.
- The research unit will compose an appropriate reference for the work.
Research unit work-based learning outcomes (student, research unit and teacher)
- Before starting the work, agree on the objectives in terms of the student’s studies (work-based learning outcomes). Agree on e.g. how the work might contribute to the student’s studies (credits).
- The learning outcomes for the work period are named and located in the most appropriate place within the student’s studies. The work-based learning outcomes are assessed according to HAMK study assessment guidelines.
- If the work-based learning outcomes reach the level required for master’s studies, the work can later be recognised for master’s degrees. This can be posted in the credit record database so that the master’s level appears in the transcript of records.