SAMK as an employer

SAMK is a creator of experts, a developer, a propeller of internationalisation and a promoter of entrepreneurship.  Competent and well staff members are crucial to SAMK's operational excellence, profitability and development.


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SAMK's profile is based on the needs of the region

SAMK is one of 26 universities of applied sciences. SAMK's profile is to invest in education that supports the industrial renewal as well as research, development and innovation operations.

The various trades and sectors in Satakunta require SAMK to engage in extensive education and research activities in technology and business as well as in social and health issues.

Expertise is valued, maintained and developed

Expertise is developed systematically and for the long term based on strategic choices. 

Our indicator of a well and competent university community is that the values on the indices depicting the staff's expertise and wellbeing at work are higher than on average in expert organisations.  

Strategies are implemented through annual action plans and operations.

The focal points of staff development are

• solidifying digital teachership (the development program is open to all staff members)
• ensuring competence in areas of expertise and emerging sectors
• development of international and language skills
• development of management and leadership as well as provision of peer support.

Ensuring wellbeing at work is important to us

A company culture that works well and supports success promotes well-being at work.

SAMKin työntekijöitä kävelemässä käytävällä.

We focus on the strengthening of the following characteristics of our company culture as we work to promote well-being at work:

  1. culture that appreciates expertise
  2. culture of direct and equal intervention
  3. culture of open interaction and trust
  4. culture of enthusiasm and renewal
  5. culture that courageously focuses on essential issues.