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 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: