Fields of Operation
Our national responsibility is to offer degree studies and adult education in civic and NGO activities, youth work, cultural management and sign language and to develop our fields in close cooperation with our partners. Our strategic goal is to become the foremost partner in Finland and internationally to develop our fields in partnership with the work life organisations.
Finland went through structural reorganising process of the Universities of Applied Sciences. We redesigned our regional and campus structures. From 2013 we have had four regions with multidisciplinary campuses with deeper integration of our students and teaching personnel in our project activities. We wanted to bring work life, students and personnel closer together and therefore the students are studying in two places: they lay the foundations of the professionalism in studies in campuses but continue in a halfway of their studies into our four RDI-centres which are situated in business parks or NGO centres.
Everyday Contacts Bear Fruit
Helsinki RDI-Centre (Ilkka) is situating in the same building of the most important deaf organisations and unions in Finland. In addition, it is only 15 minutes trip away from the Helsinki City Centre where all the major influential political and civic organisations are having their headquarters, including the Finnish Parliament, and where the biggest cultural establishments in Finland are such as The Opera, The National Theatre, The Music House and many more large and smaller culture organisations. In Ilkka all fields of Humak are well represented.
Turku RDI-Centre (Meri), which has the Humak-wide responsibility to plan and develop Humak’s project activities in cultural management and creative industries. Meri operates the business incubator clinic Creve which helps businesses within creative industries to develop and grow.
Meri is situating in Logomo which after being the main venue of the Turku 2011 – European Capital of Culture has grown to one of the biggest venues in whole Finland. This brings great opportunities to our students and personnel both in Culture Management and NGO & Youth Work with organisations and businesses situating in Logomo. Logomo hosts currently 60 companies in which there works 200 creative professionals and an unique arena with expanding capacity from 700 spectators to 3500 with its unique moving tribunes.
Finnish The Voice of Finland is made in Logomo. Exchange Students visiting Turku in 2012 had a great opportunity to work in the TV-production as trainees during their exchange in Finland.