University of Eastern Finland UEF has a campus in Joensuu and Kuopio.  The most diverse science university in Finland is also an active promoter of innovation activities and economic growth. Companies interested in a partnership with the multidisciplinary university may find a partner in health sciences, natural and forest sciences, the faculty of philosophy or social sciences and business studies – or, if required, all of them combined.

Emphasising cooperation

Emphasising a multidisciplinary approach, the university searches for solutions to four global challenges through interdisciplinary research and education. The research challenges are:

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

The objective is to create open innovation ecosystems with cooperative partners in the profile areas, enabling a new form of activity between researchers, students, companies, public institutions, associations and citizens.

So far, the University of Eastern Finland is involved in the following innovation ecosystems:

  • Network of education expertise Global Education Park Finland
  • KuopioHealth innovation ecosystem combing expertise in health, research and business
  • Green Hub of bioeconomy (link in Finnish)
  • Photonics competence network