South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences - XAMK

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences - Xamk - brings expertise, international workforce and co-operation and business opportunities to the region


The whole world as your campus

Xamk identifies itself as a university focused on responsible well-being, technology and creative economy. The campuses of the university are placed in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna. The institution has 9,500 degree students, 6,500 at the Open University of Applied Sciences and we have more than 800 persons in our staff.

Numerous options are available for studying. There are 9 fields of study and about 70 applications for polytechnic studies. You can study during the day or in the evening, both remotely or on campus, online or while working as multimodal studies. You can also develop your skills with a master's degree, open university degree or continuing education.

We take advantage of time - and place - due to independent digital learning environment and new learning technology solutions. Our campus covers the whole world!

Research, development and innovation

International and high-level RDI activities are a key part of Xamk's regional and social impact. There are about 250 projects underway annually. We serve national and international companies and the export industry through our four strengths.

Our strengths are:

  • The digital economy
  • Forest, environment and energy
  • Sustainable well-being
  • Logistics and shipping

Services to support the evolving work life

Xamk provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of communities, businesses and individuals. The services are offered as service or thesis packages or as more comprehensive research, development and training projects. Students can be involved in various projects, complete an internship, or write a thesis in your company.

Our experts will help you when you want to test, explore or try something new. Versatile product development, measurement and analysis services are produced in laboratories in various fields.

Welcome to Xamk!

Maritime training

Engineers and marine captains graduate from Xamk’s maritime training. As an engineer, you can study ship engineering or electric power engineering in training. In addition, you can study for a master's degree in maritime management at Xamk. Maritime management is studied at the Kotka campus of Xamk.  (in Finnish)

Marine Electrical Engineer