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President's Greeting

Welcome to Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences!

By many indicators, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) represents the highest level of excellence in Finland. According to the Graduand feedback questionnaire of 2019 (AVOP), SeAMK has the best student satisfaction in Finland, best study support services and best learning environments, to mention just a few. Our student union Samo has also been defined as the best in Finland.

According to our strategy, SeAMK’s vision is to be international and entrepreneurial – the best higher education institution for students. We want to be a higher education institution that is larger and more effective than its physical size. High-quality education and up-to-date work-based orientation are the guiding principles underlying SeAMK’s operations. The possibility of multidisciplinary joint studies across faculty boundaries extends the perspective of studying. Communal spaces in the restaurant, café, Students’ Living Room and other facilities on our campuses also offer great opportunities for networking, meeting people, making new friends and spending time together in shared interests.

Our aim is to operate as an independent and successful higher education institution also in the future. We will continue to have an extensive national and international network of cooperation with the world of work, and with other higher education institutions. Our University of Applied Sciences represents all key fields of education relevant to employment and business in the region: technology, business, culture, health care and social work, natural resources and catering.

SeAMK provides education for approximately 4,800 degree students in six fields. Approximately 75% of them study full-time in one our 18 degree programmes, two of which are offered in English.  A total of 12 different Master’s degree programmes in six fields can be completed at SeAMK. Moreover, it is possible to complete a Master’s degree in Business Administration in English. In addition, SeAMK will launch as many as three new degree programmes in autumn 2021. The new additions include the Information and Communication Technologies Degree Programme and Automation Engineering Degree Programme implemented in English. In addition, a Master’s Degree Programme in Elderly Care will be launched at SeAMK.

Alongside these, we offer multiform learning directed mainly at people in employment. It is possible to earn a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or complete specialisation studies while working. In addition, you can complement your expertise by studying at the Open University of Applied Sciences or through further education. Bachelor-level multiform implementations can also be completed regionally in towns covered by the operations of the University of Applied Sciences.

The most important development task of SeAMK is to refine the methods of teaching and studying in such a way that the education is combined with up-to-date work-based competence. In particular, SeAMK strives to develop learning environments based on multidisciplinary project learning and entrepreneurship. In addition to our traditional cooperation with businesses, this has increased the collaboration between the University of Applied Sciences and small and micro entrepreneurs.

The list of development priorities at SeAMK includes year-round workplace-oriented studies, and more flexible forms of studying through digitalisation and the good practices of hybrid teaching. In other words, we are promoting the implementation of a digital campus. In addition to being the best campus in Finland, we want the Frami campus to be a digital learning environment. Education offered by SeAMK also provides students with the competencies needed in an increasingly international operational environment. International student and teacher exchanges are one of the focus areas of our activities. Student exchanges and traineeships are widely available, particularly in Europe, but also in all other continents.

Dear Student, in this study guide, you can find curricula for all the degree programmes starting this academic year, including the related course descriptions. In addition, the guide contains general information about studying at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

I wish you the best of success in your studies: enjoy your time at SeAMK!

Seinäjoki, 31 January 2021

Portrait picture of Jaakko Hallila

Mr Jaakko Hallila

President and CEO of SeAMK