Strategic research areas 2015-2020

A high scientific quality, interdisciplinarity, focus, constant renewal and strong engagement in international networks are characteristic of the research areas of the University of Eastern Finland.
The framework of the strategy of the University of Eastern Finland is built around four global challenges: ageing, lifestyles and health, learning in a digitised society, cultural encounters, mobilities and borders and environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources.

Solutions to these challenges are sought by the university's strategic research areas:

Furthermore, identification of emerging research areas constitutes part of the faculties' strategy work.