HAMK Edu – Innovative Expertise
Häme University of applied sciences

HAMK Edu – Innovative Expertise

HAMK Edu – Innovative Expertise

The HAMK Edu Research Unit works on customer-oriented research, development, assessment and forecasting projects. It promotes the development and management of research-based skills at the individual, team and community level. The development objective is that every individual and community have the opportunity to develop to their best potential by exploiting their strengths​.

The main focus areas of the HAMK Edu Research Unit are professional competence for the future, excellence, career councelling and lifelong learning, teacher education, competence management and leadership as well as new learning solutions and digital competence.

Research is carried out as part of a national and international network with other universities, research institutes, vocational training and industry organisations. Export of expertise generated by the unit and international collaboration in research extends globally from Europe to Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Unit works on customer-oriented research and development. Global capacity-building, assessment forecasting projects are part of our activities. We promote the development and management of research-based skills at the individual, team and community level.

Some examples of our international projects:

Empowering Vietnamese VET Teachers for Transformation towards Education 4.0 (funding: EU, Erasmus+) 1/2019-1/2022; coordination

SOSTRA – Soft Skills Training and Recruitment of Adult Educators (funding: EU, Erasmus+) 10/2018-9/2020; coordination

TTP NEPAL – Teacher Preparation Program through ODL Mode for Enhancing Qualification in Education (funding: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland HIE-ICI) 3/2017-3/2020; partner

The X-factors; practical use of Skills Competition’s methods and instruments in vocational education and the development of excellence (funding: EU, Erasmus+) 9/2017 – 7/2020; partner

DC4WORK – Work-based learning in a digital age – promoting digital competences for better employability and innovation (funding: EU, Erasmus+) 10/2017 – 9/2019; partner

EEP – Empowering ePortfolio Process (funding: EU, Erasmus+) 9/2016-8/2018); coordination

See the Goal 2016-2018 (funding: EU, Erasmus+) 10/2016-9/2018; partner


Director of Research Unit
Martti Majuri
tel. +358405879883

Manager, Research Services
Jaana Muttonen
tel. +358505745137​