Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

SAMK’s profile is based on the needs of the area and SAMK focuses on education, research, innovation and development activities, which support industrial restructuring. Satakunta area has a versatile economic and industrial structure. Therefore, SAMK has to provide research and comprehensive study programmes in technology, business and administration and social and health care even in the future.



We have four faculties:

  • Health and Welfare
  • Service Business
  • Logistics and Maritime Technology
  • Technology
Focus Areas:
  • Automation and Industry 4.0
  • Maritime Management
  • Services for the Ageing
Emerging Areas:
  • Intelligent Water and Energy Technology
  • Logistics
  • Tourism


The research groups of SAMK are driven by the strategies of the region. The main interest of the research groups is the tangible cooperation with the companies. We focus on applied research and product and service development. We aim to rapid utilizations of the research results.The Research Groups

  • Automation Technology
  • Accessibility
  • Well-Being Enhancing Technology
  • Well-Being and Health Through Physical Activity
  • Innovation
  • Logistics & Computational Intelligence
  • Promotion of Child and Youth Welfare
  • Tourism Business
  • Marine & Offshore Technology
  • Mental Health
  • Participation, Inclusion and Welfare
  • Indoor Environment
  • Renewable Energy Technologies and Ecological Environment


Students are provided with the best possible skills for employment by education customized to the needs of the area, comprehensive co-operation with the employment market and an entrepreneurial attitude.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)


Student services


Tutoring refers to all measures designed to support a student’s independent learning and smooth progress of studies. Student tutors have been chosen to help you from the very first days of your studies. They will make you acquainted with your own campus and its facilities and also with the city, if needed. A student tutor is a student from the second or third year who has made an agreement with SAMK to support and help the students during their first semester of studies.

Housing services


There are several student houses available for the students of the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in Pori. All rooms are furnished with bed, table and chair. Any additional commodities like bed linen, towels and kitchenware have to be brought or bought by the student himself. The accommodation application procedure and more information about the accommodation itself will be sent to selected students along with the letter of acceptance.

Library services

Library is a meeting place where learning, research and expertise are supported. The library provides professional literature, journals and online resources. Library staff helps you in finding information and using printed and online materials.

Medical services

Health care services for students include health counselling, medical or hospital treatment and dental care. The student will be charged with the same compensation as other customers of the health care centre. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • SAMK Campus Pori
  • SAMK Campus Rauma
  • Kuninkainen campus

Sports facilities

Fitness gym

  • The campus fitness gym is open for students and they need an admission card to have the access.


Student clubs

SAMMAKKO (Frog in English) is the student union for all students enrolled in SAMK. The union looks after the interests of the students, offers various services and organises memorable student events. You can order your student card in advance, there is a long waiting time. As a member you get student discounts.