This Study Guide section includes various information on studying at the Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences such as accommodation, welfare, studies, departments and financing. More detailed information for students is in the students’ interactive webservice at edu.tokem.fi.
Information on student exchange can be found in the section Internationalisation.
The objective of the Kemi-Tornio UAS is to educate specialists who are capable of taking initiatives, cooperating, thinking extensively, and developing themselves as well as their field of profession.
The capability of taking initiatives is related to internal entrepreneurship, self-management and self-directness, individualism, flexibility, and perseverance. An independent initiative taker is capable of retrieving information, defining and solving problems, and making decisions.
Co-operation includes social and communication skills, tolerance, cultural awareness, teamwork skills, ability to operate in a online working environment, sense of responsibility and endurance to work under pressure.
Extensive thinking includes the ability to think abstractedly, to distinguish relevant from irrelevant information, to observe regularities, to reason and theorize, to perceive and understand entities, and to internalize professional ethics and values.
The capacity to develop includes the readiness to improve one’s knowledge and skills as well as working circumstances and the professional field. Personal development includes adoption of lifelong learning (LLL), self-consciousness and development of personal characteristics. Job development consists of realizing and utilizing tacit knowledge (silent knowledge), and planning and developing new models and modes of operation. The development of the professional field requires monitoring and anticipating working life in general and the field of one’s expertise especially and willingness to participate in development projects.