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Internationalisation has long been among the key aims of the Finnish higher education policy, as well as at the core of higher education institutions’ own strategies. The national aim is to develop higher education institutions into genuinely international education and research communities where the international experience and connections of the staff support the internationalisation of students.

Each of five KAMK schools has an International Co-ordinators who deals with international affairs as well as teaching. In all matters concerning international affairs please contact the International Co-ordinators or the staff of the International Office.

KAMK has partner universities and other partners in more than fourty countries. Each School in KAMK has its own partner in co-operation. You can find further information about our partner institutions here.

UArctic_logo_cmyk.pngIn August 2017 Kajaani University of Applied Sciences has joined the Arctic University and Research Institute network (University of the Arctic – Uarctic). This membership strengthens KAMK’s operations and guarantees that KAMK is even more actively involved in developing far northern regions. More information on the network and its members is available on www.uarctic.org.  

International Office

Ms. Meira Kaikkonen
International Affairs Manager
- Erasmus Institutional Co-ordinator
- Outgoing exchange students
- Teacher and staff exchange
- Partner universities
Tel. +358 44 7101 617

Ms. Kirsi Sievers
International Affairs Planning Co-ordinator
- English-taught programmes
- Incoming exchange students
Tel. +358 44 7101 616

E-mail: firstname.lastname @kamk.fi

International Coordinators

School of Business
Ms. Erja Karppinen

School of Tourism and Sports
Mr. Peter Stricker / Tourism
Mr. Kari Partanen / Sports

School of Health
Ms. Jaana Härkönen 

School of Information Systems
Mr. Deepak KC / Games, Data Center, Information Technology

School of Engineering
Ms. Sanna Leinonen / Mechanical, Construction and  Civil Engineering

E-mail: firstname.lastname @kamk.fi