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1 KYAMK internationally connected reliable partner kyamk.fi 1

2 GROW STRONG. KYAMK IN BRIEF (figures approximate) 4,300 students 1,000 new students each year 330 members of staff, of whom 175 are teachers education provided in four fields of study 23 Bachelor s programmes (of which 2 taught in English) 7 Master s programmes (of which 4 taught in English) EUR 30 million turnover owner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Ltd (Xamk) MANAGEMENT President/Rector Petteri Ikonen, Doctor of Arts Vice Rector Mirja Toikka, Ph.D. Service Director/ Administrative Director of Xamk Pirkko Rautaniemi, M.Sc. (Health Care) Financial Director Tero Tallinen, M.Sc. (Econ.) The operations are led by Kymenlaakson Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy s Board of Management. The Rector and the Governing Body are in charge of internal administration. 2

3 HUB IN THE NORTHERN GROWTH ZONE KYAMK IS Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (Kyamk) is a hub between the European Union and Russia in the Northern Growth Zone. Kymenlaakso Region is located in an important zone of growth, which is part of a diverse European-wide market area and transport network. an acknowledged, responsible and internationally active provider of education a builder of regional competitiveness, moderniser of industrial life and producer of innovation. THE HUB IS ALL ABOUT NETWORKING The net works when it accumulates and boosts knowledge, business and R&D co-operation. Kyamk 100 Partner Universities from 30 countries Total R&D budget: EUR 12 million Own entrepreneur society Patteri ES European Union (EU) Co-operation: Business, education, R&D, regions Total budget of R&D: EUR 80 billion St. Petersburg, Russia 6 Partner Universities with Kyamk in which over students New Innovations Booster Zone for new business and R&D JUST NOW AND IN THE NEAR FUTURE WE ARE constructing our own CyberLab and developing data centre knowledge co-operating and developing new ideas with several companies, such as Google, which has a big data centre in Kymenlaakso developing entrepreneurship in co-operation with Cambridge University Business Judge School continuing our strong education for entrepreneurship and developing our own entrepreneur society Patteri ES. 3

4 KYAMK CAMPUSES READ MORE: METSOLA, KOTKA (approximately 2,550 students) Technology and Transport 1,460 Social and Health Care 910 Business 180 KASARMINMÄKI, KOUVOLA (approximately 1,785 students) Business Administration 910 Culture 610 Social and Health Care 265 4

5 INTERNATIONAL KYAMK International activities are an integral part of studies at Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences. We aim to prepare our students for international jobs that require professional skills, knowledge of languages and an open-minded attitude towards other cultures. International activities are carried out in co-operation between education, research, employers and our surrounding society. The activities include exchange programmes, teaching in other languages, domestic internationalisation and international education, research and development projects. READ MORE: KYAMK LIBRARIES OPEN FOR ALL! Kyamk has over 100 partner institutes in nearly 30 countries in Europe, Russia, the Baltic states and Asia. Approximately 15% of students participate in an exchange programme or take a work placement abroad during their studies. Each year, Kyamk receives about exchange students from other countries. Some of the teaching at Kyamk is provided in English, which enables exchange students to attend courses and gives Finnish students the opportunity to improve their knowledge of English, as well as their cultural and communication skills. READ MORE: KYAMK S PROFILE Kyamk s profile is based on expertise in international affairs and Russia, working in co-operation with the field of higher education and the business world. KYAMK S SPECIALISATIONS Sustainable energy solutions Competitive logistics and sea transport and their safety Well-being and business services Both Kyamk campus has a library. The libraries are open for all, and they provide a wide range of services: e-resources extensive multidisciplinary collections of books, magazines and newspapers interlibrary lending service, guidance and counselling space for work, wireless network training in information management and learning technology In addition, Kyamk is involved in the activities of Information Centre Vellamo in Kotka. It provides open-for-all scientific archive and library services. Library and Learning Technology Services of South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Ltd provide library services in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna. KYAMK S SPEARHEADS Cyber security / ICT Simulation and gamification Service design 5

6 EDUCATION Bachelor of Engineering, 270 ECTS, Kotka Marine Technology (Maritime Engineer) Bachelor of Marine Technology, 270 ECTS, Kotka Marine Technology (Master Mariner) DEGREES Bachelor s Degrees Master s Degrees Bachelor s degrees qualify students for professional expert careers. Master s level degrees from universities of applied sciences are equal to other higher university degrees in terms of qualifying for public offices. The requirements of the world of work are emphasised in the studies on both levels. APPLYING FOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES Students apply for degree programmes through the national joint application system. The joint application process takes place twice a year, in spring and autumn. The joint application processes are arranged for youth education, adult education and programmes taught in English. However, applications for Master s level programmes taught in English are submitted directly to Kyamk. Texts in blue: education in English. CULTURE Bachelor of Culture and Arts, 240 ECTS, Kouvola Game Design Design Restoration SOCIAL SCIENCES, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION Bachelor of Business Administration, 210 ECTS International Business, Kouvola Business Administration, Kouvola International Trade, Kouvola Multilingual Management Assistants, Kouvola Business Logistics, Kotka SOCIAL SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE Bachelor of Health Care, 240 ECTS, Kotka Emergency Care Naprapathy Bachelor of Health Care, 210 ECTS Nursing (specialisation: health care), Kouvola Nursing (specialisation: nursing), Kotka Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care, 210 ECTS, Kouvola Elderly Care Bachelor of Social Services, 210 ECTS, Kotka Social Care TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPORT Bachelor of Engineering, 240 ECTS, Kotka Construction Engineering Energy Engineering Information Technology Logistics CULTURE Master of Culture and Arts, Design, 60 ECTS, Kouvola SOCIAL SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE Master of Health Care/Social Services, Health Promotion, 90 ECTS, Kotka taught in English and in every other year in Finnish Master of Health Care, Emergency Care, 90 ECTS, Kotka TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPORT Master of Engineering, Maritime Administration, 60 ECTS, Kotka Master of Engineering, Technology Administration, 60 ECTS, Kotka SOCIAL SCIENCES, BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION Master of Business Administration, International Business Management, 90 ECTS, Kouvola Double Degrees Double Degree programmes are based on agreements between Kyamk and its international partner institutions. The programmes are intended for students of our partner institutions. Double Degrees are available in Business Logistics Energy Technology Information Technology Logistics Engineering International Business PROGRAMME STRUCTURE: Professional studies at Kyamk: 60 ECTS Bachelor s thesis: 15 ECTS. 6

7 DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION International Business and Culture, Kouvola Marja-Liisa Neuvonen-Rauhala, tel (0) Social and Health Care, Kotka and Kouvola Päivi Mäenpää, tel (0) Technology and Transport, Kotka Olli Ervaala, tel (0) Common core studies, Kotka and Kouvola Seija Aalto, tel (0) What is LCCE? LCCE (Learning and Competence Creating Ecosystem) is a registered trademark of Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences. Basic principles of LCCE: A project is built around a real-life assignment; the project team includes the student, the teacher and the employer. The goal: everybody learns! The entire curriculum enables real-life projects.? 7

8 DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERT SERVICES FOR COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS 8 Kyamk provides a wide range of research, development and innovation (RDI) services and expert services for the needs of companies and organisations. The objective of RDI activities is to promote vitality, competence and wellbeing in the Kymenlaakso region. RDI activities are conducted in close cooperation with companies, organisations and the public sector. This co-operation promotes the success and growth of local industry and commerce and further improves the level of competence at Kyamk. RDI activities bring together representatives from industry and commerce, Kyamk s RDI personnel, teachers and students. RDI ACTIVITIES AT KYAMK SPECIALISE IN Well-being and business services (28 projects in 2013) Competitive logistics and sea transport and their safety (15 projects in 2013) Sustainable energy solutions (14 projects in 2013) CONTACT US READ MORE: Director of RDI, Markku Huhtinen tel (0) Well-being and business services: Chief Research Officer, Valdemar Kallunki tel (0) Competitive logistics and sea transport: Chief Research Officer, Juha Rissanen tel (0) Sustainable energy solutions: Chief Research Officer, Juhani Talvela tel (0) NELI North European Logistics Institute Director Mervi Nurminen tel (0) The objective of RDI services is to promote the success and growth of the industrial and commercial life of our region and to further improve the level of competence at Kyamk. We will achieve the goal through close co-operation with companies, organisations and the public sector. Markku Huhtinen, Director of RDI

9 PROFESSIONAL EXPERT SERVICES Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences makes its wide range of proven expert services available to companies, including: Emission measurement laboratory: emission measurement services and flue gas measurements for power plants, the process industry and shipping companies. It is a FINAS-accredited testing laboratory. Construction laboratory: testing, measurement and assessment of the strength of concrete products and structures. The laboratory is a concrete testing laboratory approved by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and accredited by FINAS. 3D studio: assists companies with product development and helps aspiring entrepreneurs to realise their ideas. The tools include 3D modelling, CNC machine tooling, 3D printing and 3D scanning. Prototype design, building and testing service. Future research services and logistics services. 9

10 WHY CHOOSE KYAMK FOR YOUR PARTNER? FACTS ABOUT FINLAND Population: 5.4 million. 71% live in cities Neighbours: Sweden, Norway, Russia, Estonia Currency: Euro GNP per capita EUR 38,251 (2013) Member of the European Union, United Nations, OECD Local time: +2 hrs GMT Kymenlaakso Region and Kyamk are located in an important growth zone which is part of a diverse European-wide market area and transport network. Good reasons for choosing Kyamk Knowledge: Kyamk is the only institute of higher education in the region and has good international networks. Multidisciplinarity: Kyamk provides education in multiple fields of study and engages in multidisciplinary R&D activities; this promotes innovation. Global: Kyamk has a multidisciplinary partner network around the world. Innovation: Kyamk is a driver of innovation in its region and a platform that links together business, R&D activities and regional development. History: For almost 200 years, our region has been famous for its wood processing industry. Now we develop modern industries with partners such as Google. KYAMK IN THE NORTHERN GROWTH ZONE E18 E18 Motorway Port and Logistics Modern Forest industry ICT and Game Industry International Progressive Kyamk University of Applied Sciences Stockholm KOUVOLA KYMENLAAKSO KOTKA HAMINA Turku Helsinki Tallinn St.Petersburg KYAMK IS PART OF TEAM KYMENLAAKSO together we transform our region into an international hub! 10

11 KYMENLAAKSO ON MAIN EUROPEAN THOROUGHFARE Kymenlaakso is an easily accessible region located midway between Helsinki and St Petersburg. The HaminaKotka port is Finland s largest exportation port, and Kouvola is an important railway junction. Motorway 7 from Helsinki to Kotka was opened for traffic in autumn Motorway 7 is part of Finland s most important international road connection, E18, and also part of the Nordic Triangle scheme, which is one of the priority projects of the EU. The construction of the road will be completed by the end of It is part of the international E18 road development project (Turku Vaalimaa). FINLAND NORWAY Kouvola RUSSIA Helsinki Kotka Oslo Stockholm St. Petersburg SWEDEN ESTONIA DENMARK DISTANCES Kotka Helsinki 133 km Kotka St Petersburg 266 km Kotka Vaalimaa border crossing station 65 km Kotka Kouvola 55 km Kouvola Helsinki 135 km Kouvola St Petersburg 283 km Kouvola Vaalimaa border crossing station 91 km GROWING STRONG WITH MAMK Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (Kyamk) and Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (Mamk) are two independent educational institutes, but they are planning to merge in Then they will have approximately 9,500 students altogether. The parent company of Kyamk and Mamk is South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Ltd (Xamk). In addition to having a joint parent company, Mamk and Kyamk co-operate in teaching, RDI and a number of other activities jointly revised curricula in bachelor degrees joint Master School joint e-campus jointly provided courses, similar timing of the academic year R&D activities focus on similar areas joint internationalisation services 11

12 KYMENLAAKSON AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU KYMENLAAKSO UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES P.O. Box 9, FI Kotka, Finland Tel (0) Fax +358 (0) ADMISSION SERVICES Street address: Paraatikenttä Kouvola, Finland Editors XAMK / Communication and Marketing Services Printed by Tammerprint kyamk.fi 12

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