Jussi Halttunen

Jussi Halttunen, Rector, CEO

"JAMK retained its position among the three most attractive universities of applied sciences with regard to student recruitment."

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Sinuhe Wallinheimo

Sinuhe Wallinheimo, Chair of the Board

"The investments made in digitalisation will strengthen our role as the creator of new vitality in Central Finland. This makes JAMK an advocate of future well-being."

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Key performance indicator

2019 was the 23rd year of operation for JAMK University of Applied Sciences. The operations of 2019 were characterised by the curriculum reform and the commencement of the migration into the new student administration system.

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JAMK the third most popular university of applied sciences

Measured in terms of attractiveness, JAMK was the third most popular university of applied sciences in Finland in the spring 2019 joint national application process.

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JAMK’s Open Studies continues its dazzling record track: almost 50% growth during a single year

In 2019, students completed a total of 23,257 credits in JAMK’s Open Studies, which is as much as 47% more than in 2018.

JAMK dares to try and fail – the audit yielded praise on the quality system and strong culture of experimentation

JAMK University of Applied Sciences was the first Finnish-language higher education institution (HEI) to pass the third cycle of national quality audits. The third cycle of quality audits, carried out by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre FINEEC, listed the student-centred approach, brave culture of experimentation and versatile learning environments as JAMK’s particular strengths.

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JAMK participates in a significant cybersecurity project gaining almost half a million EUR of 16-million-EUR budget

JAMK University of Applied Sciences is a participant in a significant cybersecurity project in the EU Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. JAMK participates in the project that consists of 43 competence centres representing 22 different countries. Besides JAMK, VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) also participates in the research-based consortium. The total budget of the Cyber Security Network of Competence Centres for Europe project amounts to 16 million EUR with JAMK’s budgeted share amounting to 490 000 EUR.

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Development of cyber security in healthcare sector improves patient security

Healthcare Cyber Range project started at the Institute of Information Technology at JAMK University of Applied Sciences creates a cyber range for healthcare sector and develops cyber security awareness of the actors in healthcare.

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The steps towards responsible tourism - developing a further education programme

The Steps Towards Responsible Tourism -projects started in January 2019. The purpose of the project is to contribute to responsibility in travel and tourism business in Finland. The objective is to develop a flexible digital educational model for travel and tourism employees to learn how to implement responsibility in travel and tourism business.

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JAMK’s explosive innovation solves airbag manufacturer’s billion-dollar problem

The ANST project carried out by JAMK University of Applied Sciences patented a solution to keep the explosive force of the ammonium nitrate used for airbag gas generation constant despite temperature variations.

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Boosting the gaming industry: JAMK starts building an esports center in Central Finland

In the autumn of 2019, JAMK began to build an esports coaching and operations center in Central Finland, around which new business opportunities will be created. The center is designed as part of the new Digi & Game Center, which was opened in 2020.

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JAMK’s artificial intelligence course was fully enrolled in three minutes

In September 2019, a study module focusing on artificial intelligence and data analytics was started at JAMK University of Applied Sciences, which proved to be way more popular than expected.

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The Olympic Committee's honorary mention to JAMK for enabling dual career for athletes

In September 2019, JAMK University of Applied Sciences was awarded an honorary mention by the Olympic Committee on its positive attitude towards the implementation of a dual career for athletes. The honorary mention was awarded to JAMK at the ‘Peak stage dual career’ seminar held in Kuopio on 19 September 2019.

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Learning to coparent: Project funding of more than quarter of a million awarded to JAMK by the Academy of Finland

In 2019, JAMK University of Applied Sciences was awarded substantial project funding of €274,304 from the Academy of Finland for a study on coparenting. The study will be carried out as a consortium project in collaboration with the University of Jyväskylä. The funding received by the consortium amounts to a total of €560,000. The collaboration also involves the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and a number of international partners as participants.

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JAMK University of Applied Sciences creating development steps in the Ethiopian education system

The TECIP project directed by JAMK has developed inclusive vocational education in Ethiopia. During the course of the project, Finnish and Ethiopian experts sought to influence both vocational education and training and the education policy in Ethiopia to increase inclusiveness.

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The first master’s degree graduates at JAMK graduated in Kazakhstan – the graduates play an important role in the development of nursing education

The first students who completed a master’s degree in social services and health care at JAMK graduated in Kazakhstan in August 2019. The graduated nurses will play an important role in the development of nursing and nursing education in Kazakhstan.

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A project of nearly one million euros was launched – climate change will be tackled globally from Saarijärvi

A new Bioeconomy Business Accelerator is being built in Saarijärvi, which will help SMEs produce and commercialise globally significant solutions to tackle climate change.