University of Eastern Finland

Introduction

With approximately 15,000 students and 2,500 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 to teach 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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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in European Forestry

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Joensuu

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our programme is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019. [+]

About

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our programme is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019.

Our programme is a two-year interdisciplinary programme that provides academic education in the field of sustainable resource management with an emphasis on current bioeconomy issues. MSc EF offers a new approach to forestry and nature management markets and it connects the increasing number of forest-related issues with a European dimension at international as well as national levels. The objective of the MSc EF programme is to educate professionals who have a thorough understanding of a sustainable forest bioeconomy as well as the European business culture. The curriculum is specifically designed to take into consideration the needs of potential employers and therefore our graduates are highly valued by national and international agencies, governmental bodies, NGO's, research institutions and timber, paper and pulp enterprises.... [-]


MSc in Forestry (CBU)

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Joensuu

Master's Degree Programme (CBU) in Forestry is organized by The Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU) Consortium of four highly recognized universities in Finland and in Russia. It 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 natural resources. [+]

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Master's Degree Programme (CBU) in Forestry is organized by The Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU) Consortium of four highly recognized universities in Finland and in Russia. It 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 natural resources. As well as teaching based on high-level scientific research the aim of our programme is to develop your cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments. 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.... [-]


Master

Master in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC)

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry. [+]

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The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry.

There are two main subjects in the BEC programme: Environmental science in Kuopio campus and Biology in Joensuu campus. The curriculum consists of 120 ECTS credit points, which includes general skills studies, advanced level courses in the main subject plus master's thesis, as well as alternative studies in other disciplines e.g. environmental law and policy, statistics, or sustainable development.... [-]


Master in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC)

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Joensuu

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry. [+]

About

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry.

There are two main subjects in the BEC programme: Environmental science in Kuopio campus and Biology in Joensuu campus. The curriculum consists of 120 ECTS credit points, which includes general skills studies, advanced level courses in the main subject plus master's thesis, as well as alternative studies in other disciplines e.g. environmental law and policy, statistics, or sustainable development.... [-]


Master in Clinical Linguistics

Campus Full time 24 months August 2019 Finland Joensuu

The European Masters program in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL) is a 24 months full-time interdisciplinary and integrated university program at European level providing training for international students. [+]

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The European Masters program in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL) is a 24 months full-time interdisciplinary and integrated university program at European level providing training for international students in the fields of:

Neurolinguistics Clinical Linguistics Psycholinguistics

The aim of the EMCL programme is to train highly qualified advanced students from the whole world who are excellently prepared for research work and PhD programmes in the field of Clinical Linguistics.

The research fields covered in the course of the programme are: language processing, methods and statistics, clinical and cross-linguistic aphasiology, developmental language disorders, neuroimaging, neurological rehabilitation and language therapy.... [-]


Master in Colour in Science and Industry

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Joensuu

The Master in Colour in Science and Industry is a two-year (120 ECTS) Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree, aiming to train the next generation of highly-skilled industrial experts in applied colour science, in various cutting-edge industries (photonics, optics, spectral imaging, multimedia technologies, computer graphics and vision) in a diverse range of sectors (including multimedia, health care, cosmetic, automotive, food-processing) bridging a talent gap in the industry where color experts are in high demand. The 2 areas of focus are spectral technologies and applied color imaging. [+]

About

The Master in Colour in Science and Industry is a two-year (120 ECTS) Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree, aiming to train the next generation of highly-skilled industrial experts in applied colour science, in various cutting-edge industries (photonics, optics, spectral imaging, multimedia technologies, computer graphics and vision) in a diverse range of sectors (including multimedia, health care, cosmetic, automotive, food-processing) bridging a talent gap in the industry where color experts are in high demand. The 2 areas of focus are spectral technologies and applied color imaging.

COSI is brought to you by a world-leading university-business cooperation of 4 European universities (University Jean Monnet, University of Granada, University of Eastern Finland and Norwegian University of Science and Technology), 5 Asian universities and 15 industrial leaders across the globe.... [-]


Master in Environmental Health And Technology

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Kuopio

Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Health and Technology (main subject environmental science) is a highly multidisciplinary and research-orientated programme. Students of this programme will have a comprehensive understanding of human exposure and health effects of environmental agents, such as air pollutants, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and chemicals as well as technological solutions to reduce exposures and subsequent effects. [+]

About

Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Health and Technology (main subject environmental science) is a highly multidisciplinary and research-orientated programme. Students of this programme will have a comprehensive understanding of human exposure and health effects of environmental agents, such as air pollutants, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and chemicals as well as technological solutions to reduce exposures and subsequent effects. One important aim is to learn the methods needed for producing a meaningful risk assessment from such information.

Eligibility

An eligible applicant should have at least a lower university degree (BSc) in environmental or biological sciences, obtained at an internationally recognized and accredited university or higher education institution.... [-]


Master in Information Technology

Campus 2 years August 2019 Finland Joensuu

Impit curriculum allows students to graduate in two years. Students have to collect about 60 credits from direct teaching at the School of Computing during their first IMPIT year. [+]

About High-quality education internationally accepted the diploma State-of-the-art learning and research environment Easy living in a safe but international environment Generous tuition fee waivers and living cost allowances available Possibilities for exchange studies and internships at companies Good employment perspectives Requirements The prerequisite is BSc level education with a background in Computer Science, Information Technology, Communications Engineering or in a closely related field. The language of instruction is English. IMPIT programme is offered at the University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu campus).

We co-operate actively with local IT companies and local business incubator and have had student projects for an example with Olympus and Pelican Imaging. Some of these companies offer internships and thesis placements and many of our students find a job even before the graduation. Representatives of companies visit our IMPIT seminar every year giving students an excellent possibility to pitch themselves to the companies.... [-]


Master in Photonics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Joensuu

Master's Degree Programme in Photonics is a two-year programme taught in English at the Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. Master's degree in Photonics offers outstanding skills needed in international careers in optics, photonics, and related fields. [+]

About

Master's Degree Programme in Photonics is a two-year programme taught in English at the Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. Master's degree in Photonics offers outstanding skills needed in international careers in optics, photonics, and related fields. The programme covers all important aspects from theory to practical work in laboratories with world-class facilities. The education is based on high-quality photonics research in the department. Our graduates find work as technology specialists, researchers, and project managers in the development organizations and R&D departments of the photonics industry.

A generous scholarship scheme is offered to those students who are required to pay tuition.... [-]


Master in Wood Materials Science

Campus 2 years September 2019 Finland Joensuu

Master of Science in Wood Materials Science is a course-based MSc programme that trains experts who make a difference towards a sustainable future. This programme creates a link between wood and the final products such as bio-based materials, chemicals and energy derived from renewable biological resources. MSc Wood Materials Science is a programme aims at training professionals who understand the entire chain from wood biomass production to product development and innovation management. [+]

About

Master of Science in Wood Materials Science is a course-based MSc programme that trains experts who make a difference towards a sustainable future. This programme creates a link between wood and the final products such as bio-based materials, chemicals and energy derived from renewable biological resources. MSc Wood Materials Science is a programme aims at training professionals who understand the entire chain from wood biomass production to product development and innovation management. It focuses on developing new products by combining wood with other materials and by creating novel materials and products from wood fibers. Our contemporary research is the basis for our teaching, which is developed in collaboration with the forest-based industries.... [-]


Contact
Location address
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu Campus
Yliopistokatu 2
P.O. Box 111

Joensuu, FI-80101 FI
Location address
University of Eastern Finland
Kuopio Campus
Yliopistonranta 1
P.O. Box 1627

Kuopio, FI-70211 FI
Location address
University of Eastern Finland
Savonlinna Campus
Kuninkaankartanonkatu 5
P.O. Box 86

Savonlinna, FI-57101 FI