A competent and healthy work community

  • We value the diversity of our work community.
  • We care about the well-being of the members of our work community and take care of our own well-being at work.
  • We respect each other’s expertise and knowledge.

Osaava ja hyvinvoiva tyoyhteiso p2

Active and motivated students

Aktiiviset ja motivoituneet opiskelijat p2

  • We are committed to guiding students into professionals in their field.
  • We support students in taking responsibility for their own studies.
  • We guide and support students in their everyday lives.
  • We encourage an open culture of discussion and interactive feedback.

Close working life collaboration

  • We are committed to high-quality collaboration that enhances the working environment.
  • We invest in diverse networking for staff and students at the local, national, and international levels.
  • We engage in innovative partnerships with the working life.

Tiivis tyoelamakumppanuus p2


Johtaminen p2

We lead by anticipating the direction of the vision through the use of goals. Our leadership is based on collectively shared values.

  • We inspire and create conditions for success.
  • We build mutual trust through fair, open, and just leadership.
  • We appreciate and respect each other as individuals.
  • We make decisions promptly, justify them, and communicate them openly.
  • We ensure adequate orientation.

Appreciative interaction

We form a community with a positive, supportive, and inspiring culture. We encourage and provide constructive feedback to each other.

  • We create an atmosphere of trust and appreciation.
  • We commit to adhering to agreements made together.
  • We create opportunities and encourage encounters and open dialogue.
  • We take personal responsibility for high-quality and active communication and interaction.

Arvostava vuorovaikutus p2

Development and evolution

Kehittaminen ja kehittyminen p2

We engage in development work in line with the strategy and with a long-term perspective. Every member of the community has the right to develop and grow, and it is a part of our daily work.

  • We actively seek collaboration.
  • We openly share our expertise.
  • We encourage and support everyone to grow towards their own potential.

Ethical Code of Conduct in VAMK’s daily life

The values of Vaasa University of Applied Sciences are sympathy, openness, bold pioneeringness and customer orientation.

Our ethical and responsible operations are built on this value base. The Ethical Code of Conduct guides our daily work.

All staff members have been involved in defining our Ethical Code of Conduct, and the process has been community-based. Our entire community is committed to adhering to the Ethical Code of Conduct, and we are jointly responsible for its implementation.

The processing of the Ethical Code of Conduct will continue in the departments and teams. In the future, the guidelines will be part of the training of management and supervisors. The themes of the ethical guidelines are also utilized in induction and development discussions. The key contents of the Ethical Code of Conduct are taken into account in decision-making and day-to-day management. The Ethical Code of Conduct is utilized in the planning, development and evaluation of all operations. In internal and external communication, we highlight the contents and themes of ethical action.

In accordance with our Ethical Code of Conduct, we work together to ensure the well-being of each member of our community. If you notice any activity or behavior that is against the spirit of the Ethical Code of Conduct, talk to your supervisor. If necessary, you can talk to the members of the management team, and HR services will also be happy to help you. If you wish, you can provide feedback on our ethical practices using the Feedy feedback channel.

VAMK Ethical Code of Conduct.pdf