The highest quality academic education and research

University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Smart science by smart people

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is one of the largest universities in Finland offering one of the widest ranges of disciplines. UEF offers a first-class education that is bound to make a difference. The university produces highest quality of academic education and research output across 13 study fields, rating among the top 300 leading universities internationally. UEF provides instruction in more than 100 major subjects and is divided into 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.

  • 15 000 degree students
  • 20 000 adult education students
  • 2500 staff members
  • #49 in Young University Rankings (Times Higher Education, 2019)
  • #498 in QS World University Rankings (2019)
  • UEF is located on two campuses: Joensuu and Kuopio.

UEF’s operations place an emphasis on multidisciplinarity.

Key cross-disciplinary research areas are built around four global challenges:

  1. Ageing, lifestyles and health
  2. Learning in a digitised society
  3. Cultural encounters, mobility and borders
  4. Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources.

You are invited to familiarise yourself with the wide selection of UEF through their own webpage.

UEF is building a university of tomorrow

The university is working towards being the best academic learning environment in Finland. The goal is built around innovative teaching methods, research-based education, diverse use of facilities, and transparency. The work to develop our learning environments is rooted in student-centeredness.

The teaching UEF offers is of a high standard and based on the latest research findings. The focus is to train professionals for the needs of the rapidly changing working life. UEF supports this process by renewing the campus facilities with flexibility, inspiration and technology in mind.

UEF is a part of the international scientific community that reflects in extensive networks and activities abroad.  Internationality is a visible part of the everyday life in the university, thanks to hundreds of bilateral agreements with other universities and research institutes around the world.

UEF offers an endless range of interesting opportunities. From the wide range of choices on offer, our Global Education Park Finland network emphasises especially the introduction of two particularly high-quality fields:

•    The top faculty of forest sciences and
•    The particularly extensive teacher education department


Finland University

International education operator of University of Eastern Finland

  • Finland University combines the power of four leading Finnish research universities, including University of Eastern Finland, each in the top 2% of global university rankings
  • Finland University is a global partner for institutions – public and private organisations with demanding staff development and education needs, and ambitious individual students
  • Finland University offers degree programmes and professional development courses of its four member universities to institutions and individuals worldwide
  • Inspiring success stories of Finland University partners highlighted at


A link between science and working life

Aducate is a Centre for Training and Development that fosters a culture of professional development among operations of people and organisations. Aducate acts as a link between working life and science by following the development of new scientific knowledge and finding practical applications for it.

The services provided by Aducate base on the expertise of the faculties. The central partners in cooperation of Aducate include the faculties, departments, schools and university teaching staff. Aducate promotes the principles of lifelong learning at the University of Eastern Finland.

Learn more from Aducate’s own webpage

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