The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest universities in Finland and among the best young universities in the world. A high scientific quality, interdisciplinarity, focus, constant renewal and strong engagement in international networks are characteristic of UEF’s research. The university is committed to providing its students with the best academic learning environments in Finland, and UEF is a trend-setter in applying new pedagogical approaches
UEF – Smart Science by Smart People
The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 members of staff. The university comprises four faculties and three campuses in the cities of Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna, all located in the eastern part of Finland.
UEF is a multidisciplinary university offering education in 13 different fields of study and in more than 100 major subjects. A high standard of teaching and investing in the well-being of students are among the university’s primary concerns.
Research at UEF under scores multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity. The university’s research activities are geared towards finding solutions to global challenges that affect individuals and societies. UEF’s research addressing especially aerosols, climate change and human health;cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; forests, global change and the bioeconomy; neurosciences; and borders, mobilities and cultural encounters enjoys international recognition. The university is consistently ranked among the leading 400 universities in the world, among the best 200 universities in Europe, and in the top 50 among theworld’s young universities.
The Academic Rector of the University of Eastern Finland, Jaakko Puhakka, has announced that he will be leaving his position before the end of the term of office. Puhakka will continue as the university’s Academic Rector until August.