March 19, 2018

UEF publishes new strategy with strong focus on Open Science

The University of Eastern Finland has published a new, updated strategy to respond to global challenges. The strategy, entitled Interdisciplinary Solutions, is available at

The University of Eastern Finland seeks to strengthen its impact through open science, an open operating culture, and innovation ecosystems. In the new strategy, impact constitutes an integral part of the university’s research and education, through which the university generates new knowledge and skills, and innovations based on these, in collaboration with different societal actors.

By creating a responsible and sustainable future, the University of Eastern Finland seeks to solve global challenges through multidisciplinary research, as well as through education that meets working life needs. The university’s strategy defines four global challenges and, consequently, four profile areas in research:

  • Ageing, lifestyles and health – HEALTHLIFE
  • Learning in a digitised society – DIGILEARN
  • Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders – CULTCHANGE
  • Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources – SUSTENVIRON

In the field of education, the strategy emphasises student-centredness, open learning environments and learning processes of a high standard, as well as skills and expertise that are relevant to tomorrow’s working life. The objective of the University of Eastern Finland is to create the best academic learning environment in Finland by 2020.

UEF strategy website:

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