Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

We are a multi-disciplinary and an international higher education institute of approximately 6,000 students and 400 employees. In our operating area on the west coast of Finland, we are a significant creator of experts as well as a developer, a propeller of internationalisation and a promoter of entrepreneurship.

SAMK's profile and vision

SAMK profiles itself as an industrial institution of higher education.

SAMK’s profile is based on the needs of the area and SAMK focuses on education, research, innovation and development activities, which support industrial restructuring. Satakunta area has a versatile economic and industrial structure. Therefore, SAMK has to provide research and comprehensive study programmes in technology, business and administration and social and health care even in the future.

Our vision is that all SAMK students will be employed.
Students are provided with the best possible skills for employment by education customized to the needs of the area, comprehensive co-operation with the employment market and an entrepreneurial attitude.

Focus areas

Automation and Industry 4.0
Maritime Management
Services for the Ageing

Emerging areas

Intelligent Water and Energy Technology


SAMK in figures

Towns: 4
Campuses: 5 (from summer 2017: 4)
Degree students 2015: c. 6,000
Degree students per towns 2015: Pori 3,769, Rauma 1,439, Huittinen 377 and Kankaanpää 127
Students in open studies: c. 1,000
Staff members year 2015: 400, with PhD or Licentiate degrees: 71
Bachelor degree programmes: 19
Master degree programmes: 9
Degree programmes in English: 4
Bachelor degrees year 2015: 927
Master degrees year 2015: 76
Degrees awarded totally: over 17,000