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Welcome to Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK)

 We are operating on the west coast of Finland. The region is called Satakunta, and our biggest city is Pori.

  • Distance from Helsinki 240 km (by car about 3 hours)
  • Regular connections by plane, bus and train

SAMK is the leading institution of higher education in the region.

Read more about the region of Satakunta

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences is a limited liability company, which is owned by the municipalities and local business organizations. SAMK’s operations is managed by the President–Managing Director and two Vice Presidents, one of whom is in charge of education and the other in charge of research, development and innovation activities and business services. Each faculty has a Dean in charge of its operations. In addition, SAMK’s management comprise the Director of Higher Education Services in charge of the internal services and the Director of Finance and Administration.

We have six faculties:

  • Welfare
  • Health
  • Service Business
  • Logistics and Maritime Technology
  • Energy and Construction
  • Information Technology

Read more about organisation.


  • Operates in the biggest towns of the Satakunta region.
  • Provides the students with skills and expertise they need in work life.
  • Conducts applied research and development.
  • Participates in the development of the region and working life.
  • Focuses on internationality and international cooperation in many ways.
  • Promotes cooperation between higher education institutions. 


  • Faculties: 6
  • Campuses: 8
  • Cities and towns: Pori, Rauma, Huittinen and Kankaanpää
  • Staff members: approx. 450
  • Degree Programmes: 25 in Finnish | 5 in English
  • Total number of students: approx. 6,300
  • Degrees awarded yearly: 900-1,000
  • Degrees awarded totally: over 14 500
Updated: 13.05.2015