Units and Overall Obligation

1 § Units

Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu, University of Applied Science, subsequently to be referred to as VAMK, consists of three educational units, which are the School of Technology, the School of Business and the School of Health Care and Social Services. In addition to these, the UAS has an Administration Unit, Unit for Research, Development and Innovation and Design Centre Muova.

2 § Overall obligation

The general task of Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu, University of Applied Sciences is in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Polytechnic Education 932/2014 and the Degree on Polytechnic Studies 1129/2014.

The task of Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu, University of Applied Sciences is to provide education based on the requirements the working life and its development as well as to provide higher education based on research and cultural starting points for professional expert tasks on and to support the professional growth of an individual. While implementing this task, Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu, University of Applied Sciences is to promote life-long learning.

The license of Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu, University of Applied Sciences determines the degrees and related degree titles that it is to grant. The language of tuition and examination at VAMK is Finnish. Polytechnic degrees and higher polytechnic degrees can be taken at VAMK.

Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu, University of Applied Sciences can arrange specialisation education in the fields defined by the licence, provided that the University of Applied Sciences is a partner in the joint agreement between universities of applied sciences.

Along with the educational task, VAMK delivers integrated and working life needs based research and development (R&D) services. The R&D focuses on furthering regional development and cooperation with small and medium sized companies.