JAMK University of Applied Sciences is an international higher education institution with expertise in 8 different fields of study. We are your global partner whether you want to develop individuals in your organisation or an entire education system. Furthermore, JAMK is an excellent partner in academic staff and student mobility.

JAMK has several campuses in the city of Jyväskylä and a campus in Saarijärvi. City of Jyväskylä is located in Central Finland.

Jussi Halttunen, phD, President of JAMK University of Applied Sciences

"JAMK wants to be the best university of applied sciences in Finland, with a strong track record in quality of education, internationalisation and the promotion of entrepreneurship."

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Information and communication technology offers work for skilled people. You may choose either gaming, cyber security or information networks and the study style of your liking according to your interests. JAMK offers education leading to a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business as well as to a Master’s degree focused on artificial intelligence and data-analytics, cyber security or full stack software development.

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In the field of culture we offer an attractive and creative learning environment, where you can develop strong instrumental skills and gain pedagogical competence. Music educators graduating from the Degree Programme in Music have extensive knowledge of the field of music, a high level of practical musicianship and the skills to apply their competence in different changing operating environments.

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Business Administration

In the field of Business Administration we offer Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes both in English and in Finnish. We also offer continuing education and R&D services. 

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Natural Resources and the Environment

In JAMK you may train as an agrologist and work for the good of living countryside. You will acquire versatile knowledge in domestic animal production, crop farming and forestry among others. The studies may be directed towards environmental care, agricultural services, bioenergy or towards production systems and technology of agribusiness.

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Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. In addition to graduate programmes,we offer continuing education and also customise services for businesses on request.

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Social Services and Health Care

In the field of Social Services and Health Care we offer seven bachelor's and four master's degree programmes. The degree programme in nursing is taught in both Finnish and English. We also offer continuing education and R&D services.

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Technology and Transport

In the field of Technology and Transport we offer Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes both in English and in Finnish. We also offer continuing education and R&D services.

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School of Professional Teacher Education

Just like our home country Finland, we are known for top-quality pedagogy and successful education. We provide teacher education programmes, continuing education and services as well as research, development and innovation activities. Our goal is to develop solutions to our customers' challenges.

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Our basic tasks are to

  • provide higher education based on the requirements of working life
  • carry out applied research, development and innovation activities (RDI) that serve UAS education and support the world of work and regional development
  • organise continuing education to sustain and promote lifelong learning in working life.
Vision 2020

JAMK is internationally acclaimed for reinventing education and developing competitiveness


Creating competence


The activities of the university of applied sciences community are based on responsibility, trust and creativity

JAMK’s Focus Areas

JAMK is a multidisciplinary university of applied sciences that awards degrees in the fields covered in its operating license. It also carries out RDI work in the corresponding fields and produces services to its clients. The themes that cut across JAMK’s strategy are the renewal and digitalisation of learning, the development of new business, sales expertise and entrepreneurship and the internationally acknowledged quality. These themes are implemented in all areas of JAMK’s activities and are developed by the entire UAS. 

Additionally, specific focus areas and new rising fields have been selected based on the needs of the operating environment and JAMK’s as well as cooperation partners’ strong expertise. The expertise of JAMK and the cooperation partners gathered creates nationally competitive centres of excellence.

The focus areas are growing and known at the national and partly also at the international level. Each focus area has a significant education task, focused RDI activity and professional service activity. The focus areas are compatible with the growth pact of the City of Jyväskylä and the regional strategy for Central Finland. 



The excellence of operations and results is important to us. With quality management we ensure the academic quality of our education, RDI activities and services provided. JAMK has received both national and international recognition for its high quality.

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FINEEC audited   Diploma Supplement Label 2013 - 2016  Erasmus Charter 2014 - 2020


Facts and figures

new companies per year

JAMK offers a good foundation for those who want to be entrepreneurs. Every year 20 new companies are founded at JAMK.

partners in 50 countries

JAMK is truly international with a wide international network. Every year JAMK attracts 350 international degree and 400 exchange students.

a city of students

Every 3rd person that you pass in Jyväskylä is a student. The city is very dynamic. Take a look at the sports and cultural activities, not to mention restaurants and cafés.


The location of JAMK

Jyväskylä is a vital and youthful city located in Central Finland, surrounded by lakes, ridges and forests.