South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk – is an institute of higher education which focuses on wellbeing, technology and creative industries. There are campuses in four towns: Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna.

Our goals are to help businesses thrive and to generate new entrepreneurship. We have approximately 250 ongoing projects annually, in which our experts find, test and develop new products and services, or conduct research for the needs of businesses and the world of work.

Our focus areas include Digital Economy, Forest, the Environment and Energy, Sustainable Wellbeing and Logistics and Seafaring.

We provide education in eight fields of study and in nearly 70 Degree Programmes. We have 9 500 students and over 800 employees.


PL 68 (Patteristonkatu 3 D), 50101 Mikkeli


+358 40 655 0555

Head of public authority (President / Vice-Chancellor / CEO / DG):

CEO and President Heikki Saastamoinen


Press contact


Tiivi Pukkila-Nupponen


+358 40 521 1809

Cell phone:

+358 40 521 1809