Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences

The name of the new university of applied sciences is South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk). Xamk is an innovative higher education institution driven by the idea of unlimited lifelong learning and study.

Master's Programmes



  • Research, development and innovation activities (RDI) are one of the mandated tasks of universities of applied sciences. Universities of applied sciences produce research data and new methods as well as products and services according to regional needs. In addition, RDI activities serve studies at the universities of applied sciences and their development. RDI activities are guided by e.g. EU and regional strategies.
  • As a research and development organisation, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is focused on enhancing the vitality of its region of operations, which includes Kouvola, Kotka, Mikkeli and Savonlinna.

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GSSA 2021

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Library services

  • The Library services of South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences provides services to the students and staff of Xamk in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli, and Savonlinna.
  • The library staff gives assistance and guidance in using the library and information resources. Some services are also available electronically via Kaakkuri-Finna.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Mikkeli Campus is located at a former military base with beautiful buildings and surroundings. It has a truly international atmosphere as there are over 300 foreign students from many different countries on campus every year. There are 3500 students and 300 staff members at the campus all together.
  • On Mikkeli campus there are two bachelor’s degree programmes which are taught completely in English:  Environmental Engineering and Information Technology.

Mikkeli, Province of Eastern Finland, Finland


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