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.






International students


English programmes

SAMK's vision, mission and profile

Vision: All SAMK students will be employed.

SAMK provides experts and developers for the region and promotes internationality and entrepreneurship in Satakunta.

The economic and industrial structure of the region requires SAMK to be able to offer extensive education and research opportunities in the fields of health care and social services , business administration, and technology.

SAMK profiles itself as an industrial higher education institution.

SAMK has the responsibility to produce customizable competence to meet the modern and versatile needs of working life in the region of Satakunta and the neighbouring areas, and in the chosen fields all over Finland.

SAMK's slogan sums up all this: Think Future.

See the strategy page for strategic goals and other details.

SAMK in figures (2019)

Locations (four campuses): Pori, Rauma, Huittinen, Kankaanpää

Key figures

  • Staff 425
  • Turnover 35.5 M €
  • Publications 289

Trainings a total of 39

  • In Finnish 27
  • In English 12

Degrees 1035

  • Degree students 6012
  • of which international 287

Business accelerator

  • 45 new contracts (620 in total)
  • 21 new companies (337 in total)

Students of the Open University of Applied Sciences 2051

  • Credits in non-graduate education 15 389

More than 60 nationalities

  • International exchange students 130
  • From SAMK in exchanges of different lengths 150

More than 500 partner companies and communities

More than 200 international partner universities

Ongoing projects a total of 124

  • New domestic projects 30
  • New international projects 10
  • External financing of projects in 2019 4 M € (was 3.3)
  • The total volume of ongoing projects is € 12.5 million