The University of Eastern Finland (Finnish: Itä-Suomen yliopisto) is a university in Finland with three campuses in Joensuu, Kuopio, and Savonlinna.
It was formed in 2010 by a merger of two previously independent universities.
The University of Eastern Finland is a multidisciplinary university which is internationally recognised for its competitive research and education. The four faculties of the UEF offer teaching in nearly 100 major subjects and degree programmes. The university’s annual student intake is approximately 2,200 and the university attracts nearly 9,500 applications for admission every year. The university of offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level education in 13 fields of study: pharmacy, dentistry, humanities, education, economics and business administration, natural sciences, medicine, forest sciences, psychology, theology, health sciences, social sciences, and law.
The University of Eastern Finland has three areas of expertise in research: Forests and the Environment, Health and Well-Being, and New Technologies and Materials.