SAMK as an employer

SAMK is a creator of experts, a developer, a propeller of internationalisation and a promoter of entrepreneurship. SAMK is a flexible employer whose employees consider stability, a good atmosphere and people, as well as the entire work community, to be the best aspects. Competent and well-being personnel are the lifeblood of the quality, efficiency and development of SAMK's operations.


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

SAMK is one of 26 universities of applied sciences in Finland. 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

SAMK allocates significant money and time to the development of its personnel in a systematic and long-term manner.

We aim for the values of the indices describing the competence and well-being of employees to be higher than the average for expert organizations.

SAMK's values are:

  • Together we will make results.
  • We encourage curiosity.
  • We inspire responsibility.
  • We want to exceed expectations.

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

SAMK staff's thoughts on SAMK as an employer:

  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Versatile
  • Agile
  • International
  • Expert
  • Modern
  • Stable
  • Communal

Welcome to SAMK!

Taking care of well-being at work is important to us. A well-functioning and successful corporate culture is one of the factors in well-being at work. We focus on strengthening the following features in well-being at work:

  1. A culture that values expertise
  2. A culture of immediate and equal intervention
  3. A culture of open interaction and trust
  4. A culture of enthusiasm and renewal
  5. A culture that boldly focuses on the essentials