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Main University Regulations 

With its high quality, versatile training resources and Research and Development operations, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, KAMK, promotes know-how, welfare and a business-friendly working environment within the region.   

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 degrees. 

Ministry of Education and Culture

The Ministry of Education and Culture 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 and Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland.

The laws, decrees and related amendments are available for reading at Finlex.
European Qualification Framework

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.



The quality  assurance system of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) has passed the audit conducted by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) in 2021. The quality label is valid until 24 March 2027.

More information.