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University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

The University of Eastern Finland is a multidisciplinary university which is internationally recognised for its competitive research and education. Forests and the Environment

The University of Eastern Finland enjoys a leading national position in the field of forestry research. The extensive research conducted by the university on forests and the climate, other natural resources and the human habitat in the natural sciences, health sciences and social sciences underscores the sustainable use of natural resources and constitutes an internationally unique research cluster in the field. The societal significance of the area of expertise is enhanced by research pertaining to environmental law, operating environments and societal development.
Health and Well-Being

Research in molecular medicine seeks to uncover the basic mechanisms behind various endemic diseases. Combined with clinical and population-based research, this creates new prerequisites for the development of prevention, diagnostics and new treatment methods for these diseases. Furthermore, the role of nutrition, exercise, other lifestyle choices and well-being for maintaining health constitutes an important field of research.
New Technologies and Materials

Technological research founded in the natural sciences is the key factor behind the future financial prosperity of Finland. The high standard of basic research in the natural sciences at the University of Eastern Finland serves as a foundation for developing new technologies and applications in biosciences, information sciences, materials sciences and nano sciences. Research in the area of expertise creates new knowledge and exploitability relating to medicine, information and communication technologies and the human habitat, as well as in the related technologies of production and use.


University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Yliopistonranta 1
FI-70211 Kuopio


Phone: +358 (0)294 45 1111
Fax: +358 17 162 131

email: kirjaamo(@)


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