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International cooperation and internationalisation constitute the cornerstones of the University of Eastern Finland’s activities. Several units operating within University Services are involved in these activities and in providing related services.

Development of international affairs and international relations 

The strategic development of the university’s international activities is coordinated by Development Services. Monitoring the international operating environment and strategic planning relating to international cooperation are among the key tasks of the unit.

Development Services, supporting the university’s leadership, maintains and promotes the university’s international relations and coordinates the university’s memberships in various international networks. The unit manages the university’s agreements of collaboration with other universities and research institutes abroad, as well as partnership agreements with international organisations. In addition, Development Services is tasked with promoting transnational education at the university. The unit’s tasks also include providing support relating to international education funding.

The development relating to the university’s international activities is carried out in close collaboration between the other units of University Services, as well as with the faculties and academic departments. 

At Development Services, the following persons deal with matters relating to international relations and international affairs

Riitta Keinänen
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Role
Director of International Affairs
Email
riitta.keinanen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0403552063
Direct number
0294454002
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 2314

Anitta Etula
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Role
Head of International Relations
Email
anitta.etula@uef.fi
GSM-number
0505905012
Direct number
0294458042
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 2317

Mari Argillander
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Role
Coordinator of Transnational Education
Email
mari.argillander@uef.fi
GSM-number
0403553850
Direct number
0294457016
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 2316

Roseanna Avento
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Role
Coordinator of Transnational Education
Email
roseanna.avento@uef.fi
GSM-number
0403553828
Direct number
0294453125
Room info
Kuopio Snelmania 2176

Kirsi Karjalainen
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Role
Senior Adviser
Email
kirsi.karjalainen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0504621267
Direct number
0294458144
Room info
Joensuu Aurora 3022

Minchun Ryhänen
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Role
Coordinator of International Relations
Email
minchun.ryhanen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0504322688
Direct number
0294458307
Room info
Joensuu Aurora 3020

International Mobility Services 

The university's international student and Erasmus+ trainee mobility, Erasmus+ and FIRST teaching staff mobility, and Erasmus + staff mobility are coordinated by International Mobility Services operating at Student and Learning Services. Contact information: international(at)uef.fi
Kirsi Konttinen
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Role
Coordinator
Email
kirsi.konttinen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0403552146
Direct number
0294458170
Room info
Kuopio Canthia 2321

Päivi Haltilahti
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Role
Coordinator
Email
paivi.haltilahti@uef.fi
GSM-number
0503821814
Direct number
0294458065
Room info
Joensuun kampus Aurora 167B

Jenna Jokinen
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Role
Coordinator
Email
jenna.jokinen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0505755188
Direct number
0294453023
Room info
Joensuun kampus AU181

Merja Kuokkanen
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Role
Coordinator of International Education
Email
merja.kuokkanen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0509116113
Direct number
0294458043
Room info
Joensuun kampus Aurora 180

Mia Laurila
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Role
Coordinator
Email
mia.laurila@uef.fi
GSM-number
0503422396
Direct number
0294458194
Room info
Joensuun kampus, Aurora 179a

Tapani Utunen
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Role
Coordinator
Email
tapani.utunen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0503302190
Room info
Kuopio Canthia 2301

Services for international staff 

For international staff members coming to work at the University of Eastern Finland, general advice and university-level introduction is provided by International Human Resources Services. Human Resources Services also supports staff members going abroad and gives the academic departments guidance relating to international recruitment.
Anne Kauppinen
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Role
Human Resources Specialist
Email
anne.kauppinen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0503718624
Direct number
0294458044
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 2170

Hanne Tanskanen
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Role
Coordinator of International Relations
Email
hanne.tanskanen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0503373829
Direct number
0294458225
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 2312