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

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Key figures

546 degrees

Students' employment rate 82,3%

273 publications

Opiskelija oranssi

3 523 students

310 international students

Henkilöstö oranssi

166,3 personnel work years

Hakija fi oranssi1

3 321 applicants to Finnish degree programmes

Hakija en oranssi1

4 317 applicants to English degree programmes

Vamk vuosikertomus tunnusluvut ikonit liikevoitto

Turnover 19 759 312,25 euros

Self-sufficiency rate 51,8%

Tki rahoitus oranssi

External financing of RDI activities 1 262 166 (55,3% rise)

Menestyjä oranssi

Kauppalehti 2022 Achiever

Sanna Eronen.

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.

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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.

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Highlights of the year

During the year, VAMK’s pedagogical program was formulated, an accessibility plan was written, and VAMK Master School was launched.

Master School

Master School

Study a Master’s Degree in the fields of Technology and Business at VAMK Master School!

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.

Read about our sustainable development programme

Thematic publications of 2022