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 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, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Maritime Management
Services for the Ageing

Emerging areas

Intelligent Water and Energy Technology

SAMK in figures (2018)

Towns: 4
Campuses: 4
Degree students: 6,111
Students in open studies: 1,909
Staff members: 395
Degree Programmes in Finnish: 25
Degree Programmes in English: 11
Degrees awarded in year: 1062
Degrees awarded totally: over 20,000