Four higher education institutions

"We believe we can offer young people an excellent place to study and live life to the fullest in an international environment.”
Student Union Sammakko

"Pori is definitely the best student town in Finland. It is easy to find a student apartment at a reasonable price, and the town is easy to navigate.”
Tero, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

”I applied for schools in Satakunta, as I was looking for new challenges. I wanted to change my direction and Satakunta looked like a good option."
– Leena, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

"You get quickly on board with the easy-going pace of life in Satakunta. Once you are here, you do not want to leave”
– Jussi, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

More than 10,000 students in institutions of higher education

There are more than 10,000 students in higher education institutions in Satakunta. About 1,500 new students are admitted each year. The higher education institutions in Satakunta offer a rich variety of fields and opportunities. Would you like to become a creative director, or are you more interested in digital culture? Or would you like to become a nursery school teacher or a physiotherapist? There are opportunities for every taste! We make interaction with employers easy, which brings internships as well as thesis and job opportunities to your fingertips. Apparaatti is a link between students and companies. Explore the higher education institutions of Satakunta today and start planning your studies! 
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Studying at several higher education institutions?

If you are interested in several fields and want to create a customised package, you can include studies from different universities in your degree. SataJOO offers Satakorkea students the opportunity to complete courses at all of its member institutions. In other words, when you are admitted to one of them, you can study at four. Explore the course selection to create a perfect combination for yourself!
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SataJOO

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The University Consortium of Pori

A community of four universities and 3,300 students operates in a unique setting right by the river. The students can choose courses from five degree programs and create individual curricula. You can also combine your student life with culture by participating in the University Theatre of Pori. 
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Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK)

A total of more than 6,500 students on four campuses: Pori, Rauma, Huittinen and Kankaanpää. SAMK offers more than 20 degree programmes, some of them entirely in English. You can choose from a diversity of fields, from international trade to programming or child welfare. Or are you more interested in culture? At the Art Institute of Kankaanpää, you can graduate as a visual artist and specialise in performance art or sculpting, among other fields.
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Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK)
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Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (DIAK)

DIAK is Finland's largest provider of polytechnic education in social work. Its Pori unit offers degree programs in social services and nursing.
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Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (DIAK)
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The University of Turku Department of Teacher Education in Rauma

You can study to become a kindergarten, grade-level, arts and crafts or pedagogic (early education) teacher.
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University of Turku Department of Teacher Education in Rauma
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Combining education with competitive sports?

Is ice hockey, swimming or floorball your sport? Are you dreaming of a career as an athlete but you also want to complete a degree? Satakunta Sports Academy (SSA) offers an opportunity to combine education with competitive sports from secondary school through university education. SSA is intended for top national athletes aiming at international success. 
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Satakunta Sports Academy (SSA)

Research and Development

The higher education institutions in Satakunta serve the region's companies and communities. Research and development activities are closely related to teaching at all educational institutions. Traditional universities focus on basic scientific research, while universities of applied sciences invest in developing companies and communities. Co-operation projects often involve students. In addition, many degree students prepare their thesis as an assignment for a company or community. The website of the higher education institutions in Satakunta contains more information on research, co-operation, goals and methods. Delta is a searchable research database that contains information about experts, research projects, scientific publications and theses of the University Consortium of Pori.
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