The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Our high standard of interdisciplinary research and education respond to global challenges and build a sustainable future. Our research is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. We offer education in nearly 100 major subjects and we train experts for tomorrow’s changing labour market needs. We have four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies.
Our profile areas in research and education are:
- Ageing, lifestyles and health
- Environmental change and sustainable use of natural resources
- Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders
- Diversifying learning and interaction
Research carried out by the university’s strategically significant Research Communities (RCs) is international and of a high scientific standard, generating interdisciplinary research knowledge and solutions to global challenges. Their research also lays a foundation for the university’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level education.
We are a sought-after place to study, thanks to our teaching based on the latest research and our diverse academic offering, as well as our flexible study opportunities and our selection of minor subjects freely available to students. We are a pioneer of continuous learning.
Students, high-level learning processes and student well-being stand at the core of our activities. We offer our students inspiring, open and continuously evolving learning environments: comfortable facility solutions and modern digital environments support learning.
We generate research-based knowledge that is openly accessible and benefits all. Our collaboration is based on impact, responsibility and sustainable partnerships. We collaborate with Finnish and international research institutes, universities and other educational institutions, as well as with business and industry, public sector actors and our alumni. We participate in ecosystems of impact, where latest research findings are extensively made use of by companies and communities. Our researchers raise awareness of scientific research in events aimed at the public.
At UEF, we also have extensive international relations and are involved in several international networks as our teaching and research staff, and students participate in various programmes. In addition, we have concluded bilateral agreements of cooperation with approximately 100 international universities.
Our campuses are located in the cities of Joensuu and Kuopio. We are home to approximately 16,000 degree students and 2,750 members of staff.
For more information, please visit the UEF’s website!