List of polytechnics in Finland

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Polytechnics and university of applied sciences mean the same thing in Finland. The following 27 (as of 2010) current universities of applied sciences are also similar to the German Fachhochschule. The official Finnish and Swedish terms are ammattikorkeakoulu (AMK) and yrkeshögskola (YH). Except for the Åland University of Applied Sciences (Government of Åland[1]) and the Police College of Finland (Ministry of the Interior[2]), all polytechnics operate under the jurisdiction of the Finnish Ministry of Education.[1]

Full Name Abbr. (local) Location(s) as of January 1, 2009 Established Students (2009) Notes
Arcada University of Applied Sciences Arcada Helsinki[3] 1996 (prov.), 1998[3] 2 234[4] Education in Swedish, with a few English programmes[3]
Centria University of Applied Sciences Centria Kokkola, Ylivieska, Jakobstad, Haapajärvi[5] 3 098[4] Education in Finnish, Swedish and English[5]
Diaconia University of Applied Sciences Diak Helsinki, Kauniainen, Turku, Oulu, Pieksämäki, Järvenpää, Pori[6] 3 043[4]
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences HAAGA-HELIA Helsinki, Porvoo, Heinola[7][8] 2007 9 180[4] Merger by Haaga and Helia (see defunct)
HAMK University of Applied Sciences HAMK Hämeenlinna, Forssa, Riihimäki, Tammela, Hattula, Valkeakoski[9][10] 6 325[4]
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Metropolia Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa[11] 2008[12] 13 838[4] Merger by EVTEK and Stadia (see defunct)[12]
Humak University of Applied Sciences HUMAK Helsinki, Kuopio, Joensuu, Haapavesi, Lohja, Nurmijärvi, Tornio, Äänekoski, Joutseno, Jyväskylä, Kauniainen, Turku[13][14] 1998 (prov.), 2000[15] 1 374[4]
JAMK University of Applied Sciences JAMK Jyväskylä, Saarijärvi[16][17] 6 097[4]
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences KAJAK Kajaani[18] 1992 (prov.), 1996[18] 1 989[4]
Karelia University of Applied Sciences Karelia (formerly PKAMK) Joensuu [19] 1992 3 802[4]
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences KyAMK Kotka, Kouvola[20][21] 4 017[4]
Lahti University of Applied Sciences LAMK Lahti[22] 1991[23] 4 672[4]
Lapland University of Applied Sciences Lapin AMK Kemi, Tornio, Rovaniemi 2014 5 618[24] Merger of Kemi-Tornio and Rovaniemi, Northernmost higher education institution in the European Union
Laurea University of Applied Sciences Laurea Espoo, Vantaa, Lohja, Porvoo, Kerava, Hyvinkää[25] 7 312[4]
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences MAMK Mikkeli, Pieksämäki, Savonlinna[26] 1992 4 523[4]
Novia University of Applied Sciences Novia Vaasa, Espoo, Ekenäs, Turku, Nykarleby, Jakobstad[27] 2008 3 511[4] Merger by Swedish Polytechnic and Sydväst (see defunct), education in Swedish[28]
Oulu University of Applied Sciences OAMK Oulu, Oulainen, Raahe[29] 1992 (prov.), 1996[29] 7 282[4]
Police University College^ Polamk[30] Tampere (before 1.1.2008, Espoo)[31] 1998[31] ~1 000[31] Administered by the Ministry of the Interior[2]
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences Saimaan AMK Lappeenranta, Imatra[32] 2 735[4] until 1.1.2009 known as South Karelia University of Applied Sciences[33]
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences SAMK Pori, Harjavalta, Huittinen, Kankaanpää, Rauma[34] 5 556[4]
Savonia University of Applied Sciences Savonia Kuopio, Iisalmi, Varkaus[35] 1992 (prov.), 1998[36] 6 423[4]
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences SeAMK Seinäjoki, Ilmajoki, Kurikka, Kauhajoki, Kauhava, Ähtäri[34][37] 1992 (prov.), 1995[35] 4 533[4]
Tampere University of Applied Sciences TAMK Tampere, Ikaalinen, Mänttä-Vilppula,[38] Virrat[39] 9 284 (incl. PIRAMK)[4] 2010-01-01 Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu merged into Pirkanmaan ammattikorkeakoulu Oy; conversely name TAMK persisted and PIRAMK ceased
Turku University of Applied Sciences Turun AMK Turku, Loimaa, Salo, Uusikaupunki[40] 8 891[4]
Vaasa University of Applied Sciences VAMK Vaasa[41] 1996[41] 3 354[4] Education in Finnish, Swedish and English
Åland University of Applied Sciences ^^ [42] Mariehamn, Åland Islands[43] 1997 (prov.), 2003[44] ~400[44] Administered by the Government of Åland,[1] education in Swedish

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Laki poliisikoulutuksesta 4.2.2005/68". Finlex. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "About Arcada". Arcada. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Hakeneet, aloittaneet ja opiskelijat vuosittain". AMKOTA database. Ministry of Education. 2009. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Main page". Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Main page". Diak University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Campuses". HAAGA-HELIA. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  8. ^ Vierumäki is located in municipality of Heinola
  9. ^ "Locations and maps". HAMK University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  10. ^ Evo is located in municipality of Lammi, which merged in 1.1.2009 into Hämeenlinna. Mustiala is located in municipality of Tammela. Lepaa is located in municipality of Hattula.
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  13. ^ "HUMAK ja kampukset". Humak University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  14. ^ Municipality of Korpilahti merged into Jyväskylä 1.1.2009
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  16. ^ "Google map". JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  17. ^ Municipality of Jämsänkoski merged with Jämsä 1.1.2009
  18. ^ a b "General info". Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  19. ^ "North Karelia University of Applied Sciences". North Karelia University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. [dead link]
  20. ^ "Main Page". Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  21. ^ Municipality of Kuusankoski merged into Kouvola 1.1.2009
  22. ^ "LAMK in Lahti". Lahti University of Applied Sciences. Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  23. ^ "Past". Lahti University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. [dead link]
  24. ^ "Key Figures". Lapland University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Tietoa Laureasta". Laurea University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  26. ^ "Campuses". Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  27. ^ "Nästan allt finns hos oss – på svenska". Novia University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. [dead link]
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  29. ^ a b "General info". Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  30. ^ "Poliisiammattikorkeakoulu vihitään käyttöön". Police (Finnish). Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  31. ^ a b c "Poliisiammattikorkeakoulu vihitään käyttöön". Police College of Finland. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  32. ^ "General Information". Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. [dead link]
  33. ^ "Our name is changing: You find us now under the name Saimaa University of Applied Sciences". Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. [dead link]
  34. ^ a b "Contacts". Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  35. ^ a b "Main page". Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  36. ^ "Facts and figures". Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  37. ^ Municipality of Jurva merged into Kurikka 1.1.2009
  38. ^ Municipality of Mänttä merged in 1.1.2009 with Vilppula to form Mänttä-Vilppula
  39. ^ "TAMK". TAMK University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  40. ^ "Toimipisteiden opiskelijasivut". Turku University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  41. ^ a b "Stimulating Learning Environment". Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. [dead link]
  42. ^ "Förkortningar i kvalitetsledningssystemet". Åland University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  43. ^ "Main page". Åland University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  44. ^ a b "in English". Åland University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 

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