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Humak University of Applied Sciences

Humak University of Applied Sciences

Humak University of Applied Sciences


Humak in Nutshell

Humak is a national university of applied sciences that operates almost everywhere in Finland. Humak has 2,400 degree students and about 160 experts in various positions. In just over 25 years, 5,400 experts in their fields have graduated from Humak. The core of our strategy is to strengthen the expertise of our fields through training, RDI activities and services. Our offices are located in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area (Helsinki, Kauniainen and Nurmijärvi), Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Tampere and Turku. Thanks to our extensive online training, we offer degree-leading training in practice throughout Finland and internationally.

We are the biggest educator and RDI-organisation in our areas of expertise in Finland. Our strengths are Youth work and communality; Organisation work, work communities and integration; Interpreting and linguistic accessibility, and Cultural management and conveyance.

Humak is owned by Suomen Humanistinen Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy. We have 2,400 students and around 160 professionals working with us.

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Humak is a Community Sharing its Knowledge

The core of Humak’s strategy is to build competence. This means strengthening the skills with which we can create social impact.

Humak’s mission has not changed in decades. The focus areas that served as the basis for our founding still form the core of our operations. Their applicability to new operating environments has also expanded our scope. We are now a part of creating entirely new operating environments.

Focusing on new industries and new environments has strengthened and expanded our expertise and made our market area wider. We are no longer dependent on traditional industries.

We want to produce know-how together with others. We want to ally with partners who have the same interest in developing expertise. We want to be involved in various professional communities by bringing the so-called the missing piece needed to address various societal challenges.

Strategy 2030 – Humak in a Changing World

We live in a time where new professions are emerging and ways of doing work are becoming more networked and entrepreneurial. We anticipate changes in working life by actively seeking answers to society’s needs.

Humans are at the center of this change. We strengthen inclusion, taking into account equality and digital civil rights. Internationalization, understanding of different cultures, and the ability to solve global problems are central to Humak’s present and future.

Humak provides its students with an education in which they develop into constructively critical professionals. As a workplace, we offer our staff a unique and meaningful job with development opportunities. For our partners we are a reliable partner for the development of competence and industries.

Humak’s Mission

Humak’s mission is to build a more humane world that meets the needs of the individual and communities, together with students, staff and partners.

We train professionals with the courage to defend people, humanity and civil rights. The expertise we produce increases community, accessibility and well-being, enabling a sustainable lifestyle for present and future generations.

Our Values

  • Sustainable renewal and bold innovation
  • Success together with our students and partners
  • We encourage and inspire


  • Helsinki

    Ilkantie,4, 00400, Helsinki