South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK)


On the beginning of 2017, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (KYAMK) and Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (MAMK) have merged in the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK); to be the largest Finnish university of applied sciences in terms of RDI activities and education provided through the Open University of Applied Sciences.The new institution have over 9000 students and 4 campuses in the towns of Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna. XAMK bears responsibility for promoting social, cultural and ecological sustainability in order to promote innovation, create new business and solve problems as well as increase vitality and happiness in the area in which they operate.

TOX-OER Members in Kotka, Finland

In research, development and innovation activities XAMK is specialized in E-learning pedagogy, simulation and visualization technology, and gamification and game design. XAMK Energy Technology has a nationally accredited emissions’ measurement laboratory with international measurement services.

  • Scientific Coordinator:

Merja Mäkelä Merja Mäkelä, Lic. Tech. in System Engineering.

Principal Lecturer and Coordinator of International Activities in Energy and Environmental Technology.

Main research fields: Measurement and control technology of energy and other process industries, modelling and simulation, visualization and engineering of systems.

  • Other members:

Mirva Pilli-Sihvola Mirva Pilli-Sihvola, M. Sc. in Pedagogy.

E-Learning Coordinator and Facilitator of ECampus.

Main research fields: E-Learning pedagogy of online  learning, blended learning and ICT-supported learning.

Samuli Karevaara Samuli Karevaara, M. Sc. in Information Technology.

Research Manager in Information Technology.

Main research fields: E-Learning platforms and tools, gamification and game design.

matti-strengell Matti Strengell, M. Sc. in Information Technology.

Supervisor and Designer in ECampus Services.

Main research fields: E-Learning platforms and tools, video technology.