University of Eastern Finland

Introduction

With approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 members of staff, the University of Eastern Finland is one of the largest universities in Finland. The university’s campuses are located in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna.

The University of Eastern Finland is a multidisciplinary university, which offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects. The university comprises 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.

The activities of the university underscore multidisciplinarity. The areas of expertise in research of the University of Eastern Finland are Forests and the Environment, Health and Well-being, and New Technologies and Materials.

The well-being of students is among the primary concerns of the university and, in addition to the high standard of teaching, the university offers its students a modern study environment, which is under constant development.

The university has extensive international relations and it is involved in several international networks. The university’s teaching and research staff and students are active in participating in various mobility programmes. The university has concluded bilateral agreements on cooperation with approximately 100 universities abroad. Moreover, the university is involved in several international networks and discipline-specific projects.

With its extensive networks, this multidisciplinary and international university constitutes a significant competence cluster, which promotes the well-being and positive development of eastern Finland. The University of Eastern Finland seeks to be among the top three most significant universities in Finland and among the leading 200 universities in the world.

The University of Eastern Finland was established in 2010 as the result of the merger of the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Finnish

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CBU Master in Forestry

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu Russia St. Petersburg Moscow Petrozavodsk + 4 more

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims... [+]

CBU Master in Forestry

 

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote the ecologically and socially sustainable use of nature resources. As well as teaching based on high level scientific research the aim of this programme is to develop student's cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments.This programme is designed for students, who already have their Bachelor's or comparable degree, recognised by the university. The working language is English, and the studies are made both in Finland and Russia. The extent of these two-year long studies is 120 ECTS points. The programme has been fully implemented since autumn 2007.... [-]


Master in Border Crossings: Global and Local Societies in Transition

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu

Border Crossings offers high quality multi-disciplinary studies completely in English in one of two majors – Crossing Borders in a Global Context (MSocSc in Human... [+]

Master in Border Crossings: Global and Local Societies in Transition

 

BOC is an international Master’s Degree programme in the Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus.Border Crossings offers high quality multi-disciplinary studies completely in English in one of two majors – Crossing Borders in a Global Context (MSocSc in Human Geography) and Borders, Society and Cultural Diversity (MSocSc in Sociology). The programme also offers study opportunities to exchange students.

 

 

Why Border Studies?

The Border Studies programme offers engagement with a growing field of importance and global interest – borders. The programme gives graduates the skills to navigate the increasing debate on national and European identities, mobilities and migration, multi-culturalism and citizenship, and cross-border co-operation, especially along the EU’s external borders.The programme aims to offer students from a variety of academic backgrounds a broader and deeper understanding of borders and bordering processes in society. The programme provides students with an excellent opportunity to gain a better understanding of diverse societies and cultures in a multi-national educational environment, while carrying out research for a Master’s degree.... [-]


Master in Health and Business

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Kuopio

The Master's Degree Programme in Health and Business is a new multidisciplinary programme designed for those interested in pursuing a career in the health... [+]

www.uef.fi/health-and-business

Master's degree programme in Health and Business

The Master's Degree Programme in Health and Business is a new multidisciplinary programme designed for those interested in pursuing a career in the health and wellbeing sector. The programme was developed jointly by the Department of Business and the Department of Health and Social Management.

 

 

What we offerThis two-year programme with all tuition in English provides students with a unique opportunity to combine business and management studies with health management sciences under the guidance of our highly qualified faculty. The purpose of the programme is to train professionals with management, leadership and financial skills needed in the development of the health and wellbeing sector, both nationally and globally. In addition to the multidisciplinary studies, students may develop their expertise to match their career interests and tailor the programme to their needs through a choice of minor subject and master's thesis topic.... [-]


Master in Innovation Management

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Kuopio

The Master's Degree Programme in Innovation Management will equip you with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations... [+]

www.uef.fi/mdp-innovation-management

Master's degree programme in Innovation Management

 

Thinking outside the box is critical for organisational competitiveness and survival. This has created a need for a new type of business professional with an understanding of how innovation, change and renewal are initiated and achieved in organisations.The Master's Degree Programme in Innovation Management will equip you with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations. You will learn how to manage projects and processes around product and service design, human resources, strategy and in sales, marketing and customer care. Students who have successfully completed the programme will receive the degree of Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration).Our highly qualified faculty have the latest pedagogical knowledge concerning how innovation skills can be developed. The curriculum is based on a combination of hands-on doing and theoretical thinking.... [-]


MSc

MSc European Forestry

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu

MSc European Forestry is a top class taught masters programme in the field of forest sciences. The quality of the programme was acknowledged by... [+]

MSc European Forestry

 

MSc European Forestry is a top class taught masters programme in the field of forest sciences. The quality of the programme was acknowledged by the European Commission in 2004 when MSc European Forestry was awarded the Erasmus Mundus status.The MSc European Forestry programme provides academic education in forestry focusing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues. The programme is an extra dimension to the already existing educational markets in forestry and nature management in Europe. In this programme, European forestry universities collaborate intensively to offer joint courses as well as their existing curricula, based on the knowledge and experience of forest management for which European forestry was the cradle already centuries ago.The MSc European Forestry programme responds to the increasing number of issues in forest and nature management at international as well as national levels, which provide a whole range of new challenges and demands for policy making and management at the national, European and wider international level. The European view on forest management is well founded both in the latest research results as well as centuries of experience.Our graduates are amonst the most sought after in the field by national and international employers alike.The majority of our graduates are currently employed around the world by organisations such as:... [-]