• Founded in 1992

  • 2000 students

  • 235 members of staff

  • Best university of applied sciences in Finland

  • 7 Game development laboratories

  • VR/AR/MR R&D laboratory

  • Red Hat Linux Academy dedicated laboratory

  • Cry Engine VR First partner

  • PlayStation First development partner


"Kajaani has, according to our opinion, one of Europe's best game development schools, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is a valuable source of new, talented developers."    

-  Ilkka Paananen, CEO, Supercell

Excellence in programme for data centre training and professional development - Kajaani University of Applied Sciences.

- 11. Datacloud Awards, April 2018

Kajaani University

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is an international learning and development community which operates in its own compact campus area. KAMK uses internationalisation as a regional development tool. One profile that cuts through all operations at KAMK, smart solutions, is used to steer all activities. In addition to using technological solutions, smart solutions means the ability to do the right things right in the most effective way.

The five schools in KAMK each have one focus area that supports this profile. The focus areas will enable the schools to increase their national status. Integrating the focus areas creates a readiness for international activities in line with the profile.

Game development studies

By joining KAMK's game development courses, you get the knowledge and experience necessary for employment and success in the industry.

Studies provide professional higher education geared towards readying our students for working life and supporting their professional development.

At KAMK we encourage independence and creativity in studies. In our ''flipped classroom'' setting, the students are guided and coached to learn at their own pace and time. In game development students form teams and are able to express themselves in creative ways and learn by working.

Excellence and professionalism

Finland is known world-wide for high quality education. The Finnish higher education system consists of two complementary sectors: universities of applied sciences (UAS) and universities. Studies at universities of applied sciences (UAS) in Finland are a practical-oriented alternative to traditional university education and give students an excellent combination of hands-on skills, alongside strong theoretical knowledge.

All Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences are state-recognised, and the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council regularly audits the quality management systems of these higher education institutions to ensure the level of education remains high.


KAMK is therefore a state-recognised university of applied sciences, authorised to offer degree programmes in Finland.