Jussi Halttunen, rector of JAMK University of Applied Sciences

"The core vision of JAMK’s strategy is to become a new-generation institute of higher education by the year 2020. It is clear that this form will differ dramatically from the JAMK of today."

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JAMK University of Applied Sciences Ltd. Chairperson I MP

"It is incredibly exciting that our very own university of applied sciences will, together with Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, form the future Finnish centre of excellence for the rehabilitation field. The centre of excellence will develop education in the sector, as well as cooperation related to research and development. This is an important task as the cluster will support the implementation of the national reform in social welfare, health care and rehabilitation services."

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Key performance indicator

2016 was the 20th year of operations for JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

Social impact of the operations

The university of applied sciences provides higher education for professional specialist positions and promotes life-long learning. It is engaged in research, development, innovation and artistic activities to promote working life and regional development.

Joint national university-polytechnic application system: JAMK was fourth

The Degree Programme in Physiotherapy became the most popular JAMK programme.

Cooperation between institutes

EduFutura promotes educational cooperation in Jyväskylä.

JAMK’s midwifery and physiotherapy programmes celebrate their anniversaries

In 2016, JAMK celebrated its 40-year-old midwifery programme and 50-year-old physiotherapy programme. Both degree programmes are among the most popular at JAMK, and hold high positions in national comparisons of the appeal of similar studies.


The JAMK staff have continued to publish actively, as is also shown by the publication statistics of the Ministry of Education and Culture. JAMK staff members wrote approximately 300 scientific, professional or layman articles or books.

Young and bold entrepreneurs from JAMK

JAMK alumn Roope Rämänen becomes the Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

A new certificate for cyber security

The construction management programme continues and a new certificate for cyber security is gained.

Centre of excellence for rehabilitation is established

At the end of 2016, JAMK and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, which operates in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, agreed that, from the beginning of 2017, they will work together as a centre of excellence for rehabilitation and develop education and RDI cooperation in the field.