HAMK Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finnish: Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu) is an institution of higher education with seven locations in Finland. Its programmes are coordinated with industry and commerce. HAMK operates at seven locations: Evo, Forssa, Hämeenlinna, Lepaa, Mustiala, Riihimäki and Valkeakoski. There are approximately 7,200 students and 750 staff members. The institute offers the best knowledge and expertise in the major areas of the bachelor-level and master-level degree programmes in six fields of study: Culture; Natural Resources and the Environment; Natural Sciences; Social Services, Health and Sports; Technology, Communication and Transport; and Social Sciences, Business and Administration. Four bachelor-level programmes are taught in English: Electrical and Automation Engineering; Construction Engineering; International Business; and Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology. In addition, two master-level programmes is taught in English: Business management and entrepreneurship; and Social and health care development and management. Bachelor’s degree studies comprise basic and professional studies, optional studies, work placement and a Bachelor’s thesis. The extent of the studies is 210–240 ECTS credits and the duration is 3.5 to 4 years. HAMK also offers research and development services, professional teacher education, further and continuing education and studies in the Open University of Applied Sciences. Finland’s universities of applied sciences are tasked with providing research and development services that support local employers and regional development while taking into account the region’s economic structure.