Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is a proactive and international university in central Finland with the vision of being a small but big university of applied sciences. KAMK has approximately 3,100 students and 250 members of staff and offers a number of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. KAMK is actively involved in the development of companies and organizations operating in the regions of Kainuu, Koillismaa and Northern Ostrobothnia.
KAMK has achieved great success in Ministry of Education and Culture outcome barometers. In particular, the quality of teaching and counseling has been rated the best in Finland for several years running. According to the 2021 funding indicators, KAMK was the second most successful university of applied sciences in Finland of its size. The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC), has awarded KAMK a quality label, which is valid until spring 2027.
The KAMK’30 strategic objectives include the following: to be an attractive, safe and healthy higher education community, to provide results-oriented and efficient education that fulfills the needs of the region, and to be a nationally and globally attractive partner within selected fields of excellence.
KAMK's goal for 2030 is to be an attractive and robust university community, to provide successful and efficient education in its catchment area and to be a nationally and globally attractive partner within its selected spearhead areas of expertise. KAMK also plays a significant role in promoting internationality in the region.