South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences



Undergraduate Programmes

Graduate Programmes

Important Contacts


Mikhail Nemilentsev

Head of Digital International Business (BBA) and International Business Management (MBA) programs, Department of International Business (Kouvola)

+358 40 630 7620

Maria Kangasniemi-Haapala

Head of international Business Management programme

+358 401 628 864

Ulla Vuorinen

International Coordinator
(Incoming Students)

+358 400 872 764

About the University

Kymenlaakso and Mikkeli campuses merged in the beginning of 2017, creating 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. 

XAMK is a pioneer in digital learning and entrepreneurship. The passion to learn is not bound to time, place or method – it is a way of looking at the world. We promote well-being and sustainable development through global networking and by creating new digital solutions. One of the goals is to be the largest Finnish university of applied sciences in terms of RDI activities, as well as education provided through the Open University of Applied Sciences.

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Locations and Campuses

At XAMK, learning is unlimited. Our campuses are located in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna. IBSEN-network member, the departments of business, are located in Mikkeli and Kouvola.

City Life

Mikkeli is a lively town with most beautiful lake scenery, combination of interesting history and traditions, active business, high education and research, culture, nature and internationality. Mikkeli has approximately 50 000 inhabitants and there are over 6000 students studying in the city. 

The city of Kouvola has about 86,000 inhabitants and it offers pleasant living environment on a comfortable scale. Kouvola can be seen as an easily reachable gateway between east and west and good transport connections are vital element for Kouvola’s business development. Region characterized by lakes and forests is also home to the Repovesi National Park.

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