University of Eastern Finland


The University of Eastern Finland is a multidisciplinary research university which is internationally recognised for its competitive research and education. Research in the university's areas of expertise is of a high international level. Moreover, the university's education is attractive and it maintains the national intellectual capital and produces scientific research findings which are significant for society and trade and industry.

Strategy

The new strategy of the University of Eastern Finland is built around global challenges for which the university seeks to find solutions through interdisciplinary research and education. Research and education constitute means for creating a responsible and sustainable future. The university's Board approved the strategy for 2015–2020 on 1 April.

Interdisciplinary solutions - Strategy of the University of Eastern Finland for 2015–2020

Research areas

Top-level international research areas

  • Aerosols, Climate Change and Human Health
  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
  • Forests, GLobal Change and Bioeconomy
  • Neurosciences
  • Borders, Mobilities and Cultural Encounters

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Advanced-level strong research areas

  • Photonics- Theory, Materials and Applications
  • Sustainable Governance of Natural Resources
  • Learning in Interactive Environments (LIVE)
  • Translational Cancer Research
  • Muscosceletal Disorders

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Mission

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is a multidisciplinary university which is internationally recognised for its high standard of research and education. The university has a strong profile in its areas of expertise and it takes a particular interest in promoting the regional development of eastern Finland.

Vision 2015

The University of Eastern Finland is an internationally recognised research and teaching university, which is among the top three most significant universities in Finland and among the leading 200 universities in the world.

Values

The central values guiding the operations of the university are freedom of science, ethicality and justice.

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