Companies and educational institutions have been cooperating in the region for decades. Traditionally, the working careers are long in the region and the employees are highly engaged to their jobs. The cost level in Joensuu is highly competitive compared to the rest of Finland.

Business Joensuu helps companies find skilled workforce. Together with educational institutions, we will ensure that your company has competent personnel now and in the future. If necessary, we also implement continuing education in cooperation with universities and educational institutions.

Joensuu has an exceptionally wide range of professionals and people with doctoral degree. The following institutions provide quality education in the region:

and many other education providers.


UEF - Metria - Joensuu - 2021

University of Eastern Finland: The country’s most multidisciplinary science university

University of Eastern Finland is Finland’s most multidisciplinary science university The university carries out world-leading research in photonics, forestry and software development, and it offers nearly 100 major subjects.  The University of Eastern Finland has over 16,000 students and more than 2,750 employees.

The University of Eastern Finland has four faculties:

  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
  • Faculty of Science and Forestry
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Philosophical Faculty


Karelia ammattikorkeakoulu - Tikkarinne - Joensuu - 2021

Karelia University of Applied Sciences – cooperation across educational fields

Karelia UAS is a multidisciplinary organisation that collaborates across the traditional educational sectors. The campuses have Centres of Expertise that combine studying with working life and research and development activities. Karelia UAS has two campuses in Joensuu. At Karelia UAS, there are nearly 4,000 students, of which almost 300 are international students, and there are more than 300 are employees.

Karelia UAS offers education in the following fields:

  • Administrative and Legal Sciences
  • Business
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Service industry
  • Arts and culture
  • Data processing and communications
  • Technology
  • Health and well-being


Karelia ammattikorkeakoulu Joensuu 2021

Riveria vocational school – one of the largest vocational education and training providers in the country

North Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium Riveria is one of Finland’s largest and most successful providers of vocational education and training. Riveria offers as many as 100 different vocational qualifications in different fields of education. The training centres are in Joensuu, Kitee, Lieksa, Nurmes, Outokumpu and Valtimo. The majority of graduates find employment or start business in North Karelia. There are about 14,500 students and 700 staff members at Riveria.