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High-quality tuition and excellent employment

Each of our students will be employed, because our education is profiled in accordance with regional needs, and collaboration with the working life is extensive.

Best quality in tuition

All graduates give annually their opinion on the quality of the tuition (OKM AVOP enquiry). During the years 2005–2019 SAMK has always been among the six best ones. Number one SAMK has been five times, the latest one 2019.

Best employment

SAMK is number 1. when talking about the graduates’ employment among universities of applied sciences outside the metropole area (Employment statistics by Statistics Finland).

Satisfied employers

According to a large employer survey by SAMK only less than 5% of the employers are dissatisfied with the graduates’ competence.

Extensive company collaboration

According to a national survey by the Federation of Finnish Enterprises the entrepreneurs in Satakunta region have the largest experience in student collaboration and they see Satakunta University of Applied Sciences increase the appeal of the region

SAMK’s influence at an annual level

  • Degree students 6000, open UAS students 1900
  • Satakunta region employs ca 75% of the graduated
  • Impact of theses and practices on Satakunta region ca 450 person-years
  • Foreign students in the region 300 on average (over 60 nationalities)
  • Continuing education involves 1200 people from Satakunta region
  • Companies and communities in collaboration with SAMK over 500
  • Enterprise Accelerator has more than 100 student entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs
  • SAMK is applying for national and international funding for the region (over 4 million euros)

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