Annual Report 2022
An odd year – people as a resource
An odd year. That was the year of Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in 2022. It was similar in many other organisations as well. In the middle of the complex world situation, our focus has been in the theme year of pedagogical development, sustainable growth and building a human-sized management culture.
– CEO, President Kati Komulainen
Students' employment rate 82,3%
3 523 students
310 international students
166,3 personnel work years
3 321 applicants to Finnish degree programmes
4 317 applicants to English degree programmes
Turnover 19 759 312,25 euros
Self-sufficiency rate 51,8%
Financing of external RDI activities 1 262 166 (55,3% rise)
Kauppalehti 2022 Achiever
Fruitful development year for pedagogy
In the theme year of pedagogical development 2022, the focus was on the development and planning of teaching skills. During the year, among other things, Master’s degree activities were developed and the VAMK Master School was launched, and the pedagogical program, vision and guidelines were formulated together.
VAMK’s successful pioneer year in international student recruitment
Investments were made in international student recruitment and its development during 2022. For example, agent cooperation was developed in selected target markets, mainly in Asia and the Middle East. In the joint application for international degrees in January 2022, the number of priority applicants was successfully increased by more than 60%. Furthermore Energy Technology degree in English was implemented and it received more than 1,500 applicants in the fall of 2022.
Sustainable development and responsibility
We constantly create and develop innovative solutions for a more sustainable future in cooperation with our extensive network of partners locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.