Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

We are a multi-disciplinary and an international higher education institute of over 6,700 students and over 500 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 (2022)

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

Key figures

  • Staff 512
  • Turnover 39.3 M €
  • Publications 306

Trainings a total of 40

  • In Finnish 29
  • In English 11

Degrees 1058, of which Master Degrees 171

  • Degree students 6726

Business accelerator

  • 56 new contracts (759 in total)
  • 22 new companies (381 in total)

Students of the Open University of Applied Sciences 3572

80 nationalities

More than 500 partner companies and communities

More than 200 international partner universities

Ongoing projects a total of 135

  • New domestic projects 32
  • New international projects 10
  • External financing of projects 4,8 M € (in 2022)
  • The total volume of ongoing projects is 15.8 M €
SAMK Fig 2022

We treat all customers and staff equally, irrespective of the person’s gender, age, ethnic origin, religion or belief, opinion, state of health, disability or sexual orientation. We also take all reports or suspicions of discrimination seriously.