KAJAANI UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
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Finland
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5.3 million inhabitants
Seventh biggest country in Europe
10 % water and 70 % forest
Neighbours: Sweden, Norway and Russia
Official languages: Finnish (94 %) and Swedish
Religion: Lutheran (84 %), Greek Orthodox (about 1 %)
History:
• 1155 Finland became part of the Swedish realm
• 1809 Finland became an autonomous Grand
Duchy under the Russian Emperor
• 1917 Finland’s declaration of independence
December 6
• 1995 Finland become a member of the EU
Head of state: President Sauli Niinistö
Currency: Euro € (2002)
Capital: Helsinki (591,000 inhabitants)
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Kajaani
IVALO
625 km
OULU
181 km
KAJAANI
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HELSINKI
551 km
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Founded in 1651
Population of 38,000
Located in the province of Oulu,
in the region of Kainuu
Kainuu region: 87,000 inhabitants
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The Finnish Education System
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Universities of Applied Sciences
The Finnish higher education system consists of two complementary sectors:
• Universities of Applied Sciences
• Universities
Universities of applied sciences studies are a practical-oriented alternative to university
education providing students with excellent professional skills - theoretical knowledge
combined with career competence.
The extent of degree studies is generally 210−240 credits (ECTS), which means
3.5 - 4 years of full time study.
Structure of studies:
• Basic Studies
• Professional Studies
• Free-choice Studies
• Practical Training
• Thesis
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Incl. ca. 4500 students
+ 400 staff members
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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
Appr. 2000 students, 200 staff members
 400 new study places each year
 280 mature students each year
Four fields of education:
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School of Health and Sports (~500 students)
School of Business (~550 students)
School of Tourism (~350 students)
School of Engineering (~500 students)
8 bachelor level degree programmes in Finnish
3 bachelor level degree programme in English
5 master level degree programmes in Finnish
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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
• Founded 1992, permanent status 1996
• Turnover/year appr. 16 million €
• Passed the quality control systems audit of all Finnish higher
education establishments in 2007
• Kajaani UAS – the best UAS in Finland:
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Kajaani UAS came out tops in a survey of Universities of Applied Sciences
conducted by Finland’s Talouselämä magazine.
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25 Universities of Applied Sciences were compared using 10 different indicators
collected from student feedback, recent statistics and the Ministry of Education
and Culture.
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The factors that put Kajaani UAS at the top were student satisfaction, the amount
of completed degrees and the low price of degrees.
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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
• Areas of emphasis:
 Kajaani UAS serves the needs of working life and regional
development
 Fields of focus: vehicle information systems, game technology
and activity tourism (a combination of tourism, health and
sports), mining industry is the next potential field of focus
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School of Health and Sports
Bachelor of Health Care
Degree Programme in Nursing
• Nurse
• Public Health Nurse
Master of Health Care
Degree Programme in Health Care
Management and Development /
Degree Programme in Clinical Nursing Expertise
Bachelor of Sports Studies
Degree Programme in Sports and Leisure
Management
• Sports Instructor
• Sports Instructor (instruction in English)
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School of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration
Degree Programme in Business Administration
Degree Programme in International Business (instruction in English)
Degree Programme in Business Information Technology
Master of Business Administration
Degree Programme in Entrepreneurship
and Business Competence
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School of Tourism
Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Degree Programme in Tourism
Degree Programme in Tourism
(instruction in English, no intake in 2013)
Master of Hospitality Management
Degree Programme in Tourism
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School of Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering
Degree Programme in Information Technology
Degree Programme in Mechanical and Production Engineering
Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
Master of Engineering
Degree Programme in Technology Competence Management
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Degree Programmes Delivered in
English
Degree Programme in International Business
Degree Title: Bachelor of Business Administration
Degree Programme in Tourism
Degree Title: Bachelor of Hospitality Management
(no intake in 2013)
Degree Programme in Sports and
Leisure Management
Degree Title: Sports Instructor
Extent of Studies: 210 credits, 3.5 academic years
Application period from January until
middle of February yearly at
www.admissions.fi
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Adult and Continuing Education
AIKOPA
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AIKOPA consists of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences education
services and the continuing education unit of the University of Oulu
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Develops clients’ skills and maintains their
proficiency
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Provides services for businesses, private and
public sector organizations and private
individuals
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Research,
Development & Innovation
RDI activity supports the needs of working life and regional development and
serves education in all fields at Kajaani UAS
Kajaani UAS carries out around 35 projects per year
with an annual budget of ca. 3.5 million €
The main RDI focus is in the cutting edge competences:
• Game technology
• Vehicle information systems
• Activity tourism - a combination of tourism,
health and sports
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Internationality at Kajaani UAS
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Studying or practical training abroad
About 100 partners, in 40 countries
English taught programmes and courses taught in English
Double degree possibility for business and tourism students
International projects and study trips (e.g. Russia, Central Europe)
Possibility of becoming a tutoring student for international students
Teacher and staff exchange
Friend family programme
International Club
International Affairs Planning Coordinators
 International affairs
International Coordinator in each School
 Teaching + international affairs
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Incoming Exchange Students
Online application: www.kajak.fi  English
 International
Accommodation, rent 290 €/ month
Cost of living: 500-600 €/month
Academic year:
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Autumn semester: end of August/
early September – Christmas
> application deadline May 31
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Spring semester: early January –
end of May
> application deadline October 31
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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
All services in the campus area
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Up-to-date computer facilities
Library (about 30 % comprises foreign language material)
Study Office
Recruitment Services
Student Restaurant and Cafés
Student Health Centre Vital
Student Union KAMO
Free use of gym, sports hall
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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
Campus area
The campus area is located within
walking distance of the town centre
Student accommodation is shared with
5 students in one apartment
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Student Restaurant, Library,
Studying
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