University of Eastern Finland

401–500 th
World University Rankings 2020
75 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
49 th
Young University Rankings 2019
Yliopistokatu 2 P.O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland

At the University of Eastern Finland  (UEF), interdisciplinarity is not something we do, it's who we are. We offer first-class education that is bound to make a difference.

We are one of the largest universities in Finland, and home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,500 members of staff.
Our campuses are located in Joensuu and Kuopio
UEF is a multidisciplinary university, which offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects. 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.
The global challenges our university seeks to solve through its research and education are:

  • Ageing, lifestyles and health
  • Learning in a digitised society
  • Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders
  • Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources

In addition to a high standard of teaching, we offer our students a modern study environment, which is under constant development. Student well-being is among our primary concerns. Together with our networks, we support the well-being and positive development of eastern Finland.

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We appreciate passion for science and knowledge; the will to learn and actively create new things.  

We target the use of our human resources so as to promote the achievement of the university's strategic goals. Top-level researchers and teachers are recruited actively and the related practices are flexible. We offer our teachers and researchers a goal-oriented and incentivised career.  

List of Master's Degree Programmes by Field

Economics and business administration

Joensuu Campus

Tourism Marketing and Management

Kuopio Campus

Innovation Management
International Business and Sales Management


Joensuu Campus

Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication
Learning, Teaching and Counselling in Intercultural Context
Primary Education (commissioned)

Forest sciences

Joensuu Campus

European Forestry
Forestry (CBU)
Transatlantic Forestry Master (TransFor-M)


Joensuu Campus

Clinical Linguistics
English Language and Culture
Linguistic Sciences

Health sciences

Kuopio Campus

Public Health (MPH)


Joensuu Campus

Environmental Policy and Law

Natural sciences

Joensuu Campus

Biology of Environmental Change (new)
Colour in Science and Industry (COSI)
Information Technology (IMPIT)
Research Chemists
Wood Materials Science

Kuopio Campus

Biology of Environmental Change (new)
Biomedicine (BioMed)
Environmental Health and Technology (new)
General Toxicology
Medical Physics

Social sciences

Joensuu Campus

Environmental Policy and Law

For students holding a Bachelor’s degree and who wish to gain competitive advantage through a degree from one of Finland’s leading universities, the University of Eastern Finland offers a wide variety of Master’s degree programmes taught in English. To learn more about the requirements, application deadlines and scholarship opportunities, please see

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Key statistics

  • 18.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 6%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 11,630
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings