KAMK is a state-recognised institution in Finland. The activities in universities of applied sciences are regulated by the Polytechnics Act (932/2014). The government decree on polytechnics/universities of applied sciences (1129/2014) defines the objectives, extent and overall structure of polytechnic degrees. The Ministry of Education confirms the degree programmes of universities of applied sciences, and within the framework of these regulations, the universities of applied sciences decide on the content and structure of their degrees in more detail. Further information: Ministry of Education and Culture. The laws, decrees and related amendments are available for reading at Finlex.
The European Qualifications Framework provides a tool for defining the interrelations of national qualifications and qualifications systems. Each country references its national qualifications to the eight levels of the European Qualifications Framework, by using national qualifications frameworks or levels of national qualifications systems as guides. More information.