Strategy - Häme University of applied sciences
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HAMK strategy 2030


HAMK 2030 – the most inspiring and the most workplace-oriented

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a learning and research community for those who want to take action and build our shared future.

We are a university of applied sciences profiling in high-quality education based on applied research. We cooperate actively with companies and the public and third sectors. We are a bold and creative reformer whose operations are useful and impactful. Our success is measured in actions and results.

Our graduates use their competence to make the world a better place. Our applied research generates competitiveness, sustainability and well-being. It is a strategic choice for us to be an internationally and nationally networked European University.

We have the most competent community

We at HAMK develop our competence purposefully, and boldly set ourselves increasingly challenging strategic goals. We have high-quality operating methods and environments that ensure that our expertise is up to date and competitive.

Our aim is for HAMK’s competence capital to keep growing and to focus on the future. HAMK personnel have international and flexible career paths and opportunities to grow into new roles.

Our research reforms society

At HAMK, we engage in research cooperation with companies and partners to make the world a better place. Education and research support each other seamlessly. They produce practical, meaningful results and promote the vitality, well-being and sustainability of our society.

We work together to build three essential innovation ecosystems: Smart Systems and Biotechnology, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, and Smart Future Education and Capacity Building. They are based on the strong competence of our research units.

We work actively as part of the research community of the European University and international ecosystems.

Our applied research is relevant and of high quality. Our funding base is broad, and we will expand it especially through funding from companies and international sources.

World of work, entrepreneurship and international cooperation are at the heart of HAMK operations

Businesses, the public sector and the third sector are strong partners in the planning and implementation of the modules. Work-based projects in the modules are an essential link between the workplace and our students and teachers. HAMK utilises a diverse range of appropriate pedagogical solutions, which are implemented with a strong international approach. HAMK generates and supports knowledge-intensive business activities. Entrepreneurship is a genuine option for each student.

HAMK Global Education is an esteemed brand. The commercialization of education services is increasing especially in the degree programmes with tuition fees, which strengthens the position of HAMK as a higher education institution. HAMK is a SAFEA‑approved higher education institution in China.

Our community is active, international and growing

HAMK is an active and communal higher education institution that has a positive impact on the entire operating area. We cooperate with students, alumni and work-life. Our operations are goal-oriented, multiprofessional and multidisciplinary.

We continuously assess our work, results and competence. We value competence and we take care of the well-being of our higher education community.

We are seeking growth in the education export, education services and in our research activities. Our strong economy allows for development investments.

We develop our operations and campuses efficiently and appropriately so that they support the growth and vitality of the region and the society around us. The key factors of our future include competence, entrepreneurial and productive operations and controlled growth.