Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK)

 KAMK is an international learning and development community with 2000 students and 235 experts who work in a self-contained compact campus area. It offers 9 Bachelor's degrees delivered in Finnish, 5 Master's degrees in Finnish, 3 Bachelor’s degrees in English (International Business, Sports and Leisure Management and in 2017 also Tourism). 

According to the KAMK’24 vision, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, KAMK, will be Finland’s smartest university by 2024. The KAMK’24 strategy promotes KAMK further, as a true beneficiary of internationalization and digitalization also within regional development. Its operations are directed by one overall profile – smart solutions – which cuts through all activities at KAMK.

Each of the 5 KAMK schools has its own area of excellence supporting the KAMK profile.  Research and Development is one of the key functions of KAMK. You can find more information about our RD activities and how they are linked to our competence areas here

The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC), has awarded KAMK a quality label which is valid until 20th March 2021. KAMK has achieved great success in Ministry of Education and Culture outcome barometers. In particular, the quality of teaching and counseling has been considered the best in Finland for several years running. According to a survey published in Talouselämä magazine in 2011, KAMK was Finland’s best university of applied sciences based on several indicators.  


Partner Institutions

KAMK has partner universities and other partners in more than fourty countries. Each School in KAMK has its own partners in co-operation. The links on the left provide further information about our partner institutions.   


Education Export Finland

KAMK participates in Education Export Finland programme, a national education export programme, which offers Finnish educational know-how and learning solutions globally.


Erasmus Charter
  • Erasmus Charter:
  • Erasmus code: SF Kajaani05
  • PIC code: 949621465

KAMK has been audited by FINEEC


Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)
Information for Partner Institutions