Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu VAMK, University of Applied Sciences is an international higher education institution educating Bachelors of Business Administration, Engineering, Hospitality Management and Social Services as well as Registered Nurses and Public Health Nurses in Finnish, Swedish and English for the demanding needs of the working life. VAMK has approximately 3,300 students enrolled and a staff of circa 250 members. VAMK offers education in three languages in a total of 17 degree programmes. In addition to the Finnish degree programmes, VAMK has three Swedish and three English degree programmes.
Close collaboration with the working-life is an essential aspect of learning. A degree taken at the University of Applied Sciences includes theoretical, professional studies, practical training in specialty field and the final thesis. There are approximately 500 degree students in the ten adult education degree programmes. In the Open University of Applied Sciences you can add onto your professional skills or take degree-oriented studies. VAMK also offers degree programmes leading to a polytechnic master's degree. Specialisation studies are aimed at those already in the working life to supplement their professional skills.
There is also continuing education for businesses and organisations in all fields taught at VAMK. Vaasa ammattikorkeakoulu VAMK, University of Applied Sciences, started its operation as a temporary polytechnic on 1st of August 1996 and was based on five institutions: Vaasa Institute of Technology, Vaasa Commercial College, Vaasa College of Hotel and Restaurant Services, Vaasa College of Health Care and Vaasa College of Household and Social Services. In addition to education, Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu VAMK, University of Applied Sciences offers the expertise of its staff and students for the use of companies, various organisations and private individuals.
Our strengths include multidisciplinary and in-depth expertise as well as a solid knowledge of the local economic life. We can also utilise our national and international cooperation networks in our operations. Career Services: Students reinforce their education by completing a practical training period and gaining work experience. Career Services advise students regarding career planning and employment during the various stages of studies and when graduating. Career Services give also assistance to different employers to recruit knowledgeable staff