JAMK’s educational expertise is based on advanced pedagogical thinking and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, all of which are continuously developed by engaging in versatile international networks and intensive cooperation with the world of work. Solutions and services are provided in the areas of pedagogical training, management and leadership, electronic and mobile learning environments, health care, business competence and assessment in education.

Teachers' Competence Building and School Management

  • Finnish innovations for lifelong learning and development of education systems

  • Pedagogical development for educational institutions

  • Consultative approach and solutions for developing teacher education systems and teacher in-service education

  • Capacity building in professional pedagogy for vocational and higher education teachers

  • Tailored further education services

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Development of Business Competence, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Business and tourism and hospitality education on higher education level
  • Competence-based curricula development for business profession
  • Pedagogical solutions and learning methods for business and tourism and hospitality management studies
  • Virtual learning services
  • Student-centric innovative learning methods

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Development Services and Capacity Building in the Field of Health Care, Social Services and Rehabilitation

  • Finnish innovations in primary health care
  • Inclusive education and solutions for health and welfare sector
  • Competence-based curricula development and evaluation for social and health care education
  • Developing quality of higher education in nursing, rehabilitation and social services
  • Capacity building of teachers, educators and health care professionals
  • Music pedagogue formed from multi-professional perspectives

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Competitiveness Development in the Field of Technology

  • Competence-based curricula development
  • Professional education in international learning environment
  • Highly equipped laboratories used in education and providing services to the surrounding industry
  • RDI activities including regional and international projects
  • Tailor-made training for adults and upgrading skills for professionals from industry
  • Capacity building of teachers, educators and engineering professionals
  • Wide range of network and cooperation with industry

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Reliable partner in individual, school and system level development

JAMK possesses long experience in teachers’ capacity building and is willing to share its expertise in long-term cooperation by implementing tailor-made programmes and development processes. Furthermore, JAMK engages in partnerships in development of vocational and higher education institutions based on the strengths of the Finnish education system and practises. Capacity building and development processes are always based on the principles of localisation and collaboration.

JAMK’s global education products and services are directed to a wide range of customer groups with the main clientele being authorities and training institutions. The operations and services stretch from the individual level capacity building to the development of educational organisations and education systems. JAMK's extensive education expertise is adjusted to meet the needs of the customers.

Building blocks of global education services

Academic and business visitors

The frequent visits by international lecturers and guests ensure that the education environment is genuinely international. JAMK’s active student and staff mobility allow the exchange of the most recent information and experiences that contribute to the continuous development of strong internationally-oriented education expertise.


The Finnish education system

Highlights of Finland and the Finnish education system


  • World’s most stable country (Source: Fragile States Index)
  •  The most literate nation in the World (Source: Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut)
  • The most supportive nation to global innovation (Source: ITIF)
  •  The greenest country in the world (Source: The Environmental Performance Index, 2016)
  • Number one in digitalisation (Source: Digibarometer)
  • Number 2 on OECD’s list of top 10 highest performing graduates (Source: OECD)
  • The happiest nation in Europe (Source: UK Office for National Statistics)
  • Number one in press freedom (Source: Press Freedom Index)
  • The best place for women to work in (Source: Economist)
  • The best education system in Europe and the 5th best in the world (Source: Pearson)
  • Maximum efficiency in the study (Source: Gems Education Solutions)
  • Sixth best higher education systems in the world (Source: Universitas 21)



JAMK news

20 Oct 2017

Master’s level nursing education had a good start in Kazakhstan

JAMK University of Applied Sciences launched a master’s degree programme in nursing in Almaty, Kazakhstan in September 2017. This week, JAMK experts Johanna Heikkilä and Hanna Hopia implemented the first contact study period in Kazakhstan.

25 Sep 2017

The first forum of social workers in Astana was attended by 600 delegates from several states

Specialists have been actively involved in addressing issues such as providing services to people with disabilities, helping victims of domestic violence, and social work management.

22 Sep 2017

The JAMK programmes offered in English were popular in the autumn joint national application process

The autumn 2017 joint national university-polytechnic application process closed today on Wednesday at 15:00. JAMK University of Applied Sciences had a total of 125 study places available. A total of 2,223 young people and adults applied to JAMK University of Applied Sciences, of whom 1,020 specified JAMK as their first preference. The number of applicants increased on the previous year.

30 Aug 2017

JAMK pioneers master’s level nursing education exports in Kazakhstan

JAMK University of Applied Sciences will launch a master’s degree programme in nursing in Kazakhstan as the first operator from Finland. The training will be offered in cooperation with the Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education (KazMUCE).

30 Aug 2017

The Main Library is self-service on Saturdays

Self-service as of 23 Sep 8-14. No customer service.

17 Aug 2017

A complete reform of the health care system underway in Kazakhstan: JAMK takes leadership in an extensive international project to develop nursing

The ProInCa project (Promoting the Innovation Capacity of Higher Education in Nursing during Health Services’ Transition), coordinated by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, was granted an Erasmus funding of nearly one million euros to develop the higher education and research in nursing in Kazakhstan.

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Contact us

Please contact us for further information about JAMK's educational services. In addition to English, you can contact us in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Russian.

Juntunen Timo

Koulutusvientipäällikkö, Head of Education Export
Koulutuksen kehittämispalvelut, Educational Development Services
Hallinto, Administration

Pusa Heikki

Projektipäällikkö, Project Manager
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

Vanhanen Riikka

Suunnittelija, Administrative Planner
Kansainvälistymispalvelut, International Services
Hallinto, Administration
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