Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu (Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, SAMK) is a horizontal, internationally oriented university with 6,000 students and 370 experts in 25 Finnish and 11 English programs. SAMK is the leading institution of higher education and research in the Satakunta region, operating on the west coast of Finland. Each of the four faculties have a wide contact surface for the employment sector both nationally and internationally. SAMK is a limited liability company owned by the regional municipalities and local business institutions and organisations. Through the public non-profit status and responsibility for regional development set by the Ministry of Education and Culture, SAMK is reinforcing and strengthening local business and enterprises within cooperation projects. The DNV Business Assurance Management System Certificate has awarded SAMK an ISO 9001:2015 certificate, which covers all SAMK’s operations.