Jussi Halttunen, Rector, CEO

"In year 2020 marked by the pandemic, JAMK took a veritable ‘quantum leap' towards our strategic goal of reinventing higher education. The transition to distance learning and the use of various flexible hybrid models last spring were highly successful."

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Sinuhe Wallinheimo, Chair of the Board

"We can take it for granted that the new Rector will also change JAMK. Personally, I see this as an opportunity from the viewpoint of both existing structures and staff."

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Heikki Malinen, Vice Rector

"JAMK has good starting points for entering the new agreement period and implementing the new strategy. Rather than happening overnight, this was achieved through sustained and productive work and our excellent and competent staff. "

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Key performance indicator 2020

JAMK University of Applied Sciences Ltd’s 24th operating year in 2020 was significantly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

JAMK educates

More students than ever before graduated from JAMK University of Applied Sciences in 2020. JAMK clearly exceeded the degree targets set by the Ministry of Education and Culture. A record-breaking number of credits was again completed in Open Studies, too.

JAMK engages in research and development

Research, development and innovation activities at JAMK University of Applied Sciences have grown continuously since 2015, and their volume in 2020 was higher than ever before.

JAMK serves the working life

JAMK continued its service business in 2020 despite the pandemic and the fact that international travel came to an almost complete standstill. Remote connections were successfully used in international and domestic cooperation. Local companies were also helped to adapt to daily life transformed by COVID-19.

JAMK works for a sustainable future

A Working Group on Sustainable Development promotes sustainability and responsibility at JAMK. Together with other UASs, JAMK has also committed to the Programme for the sustainable development and responsibility of universities of applied sciences published by the Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene in 2020, which aims for carbon-neutral UASs.

2020: The year of the pandemic at JAMK

The COVID-19 epidemic, which reached the proportions of a global pandemic in 2020, affected the activities of JAMK University of Applied Sciences for most of the year. In practice, JAMK switched to distance learning overnight. RDI activities were continued within the limits of the restrictions.

JAMK joins the Finnish Information Security Cluster FISC

In 2020, JAMK University of Applied Sciences was selected as a member company of the Finnish Information Security Cluster (FISC). The members include companies and organisations that provide nationally significant information and cyber security products and services.

JAMK receives a second EUR-ACE quality label as the first higher education institution in Finland

Following an accreditation process carried out by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC), the English-language degree programme in International Logistics at JAMK University of Applied Sciences was awarded a second EUR-ACE quality label of European degree programmes in engineering in 2020.

JAMK joins the European EFFRA network for mechanical and manufacturing engineering

In 2020, JAMK joined the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA). This network consists of companies and research organisations in the mechanical engineering and industrial manufacturing sector in EU countries.

International Recognition for JAMK's Master's Degree Programme in Health Promotion

JAMK was the first higher education in Finland to renew the international IUHPE accreditation of its Master's Degree Programme in Social Services and Health Care.

JAMK joins the Finnish Esports Federation

In 2020, the JAMK University of Applied Sciences was accepted as an affiliated organisation of the Finnish Esports Federation (SEUL). This was preceded by consistent and active work to develop electronic sport and raise awareness of it at JAMK.

JAMK contributing to solving the global learning crisis

During 2020–2024 JAMK University of Applied Sciences is set out to develop teacher training in Ethiopia, Nepal and Mozambique with a total of EUR 3.8 million in HEI-ICI project funding, thus tackling the global learning crisis.

JAMK mapped out cyber ranges: European companies and organisations practise actively to foil cyber attacks

JAMK University of Applied Sciences has studied European cybersecurity environments and their features. The extensive study completed in 2020 is the first one of its kind in Europe.