Faculty of Science and Forestry

The Faculty of Science and Forestry is one of the four faculties at the University of Eastern Finland. We operate on two campuses, in Joensuu and in Kuopio. The faculty comprises four departments and two schools. Furthermore, there are two operational units belonging to the faculty: Mekrijärvi Research Station in Ilomantsi and the infrastructural unit SIB Labs.

The mission of the Faculty of Science and Forestry is to provide education and conduct research in natural sciences and forestry which are of a high academic standard and have a strong impact on society.

The faculty educates specialists for the changing world of work in the future and also provides a comprehensive foundation for postgraduate education. Positions for doctoral students become available in the international research environments of our units through our multidisciplinary doctoral degree programmes. In the faculty, it is also possible to complete medical physicist specialisation studies in the form of professional postgraduate education. The faculty's international Master's Degree Programmes are attractive and inviting. The faculty's teaching is being developed through the use of new educational technologies.

Strategic research areas at the faculty

The Faculty of Science and Forestry is a key implementer of the strategy of the University of Eastern Finland in the following top-level international research areas:

Advanced-level strong research areas developed by the faculty in line with the strategy of the University of Eastern Finland include

  • Photonics – Theory, Materials and Applications (Physics and Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biology)
  • Translational Cancer Research (Environmental Science)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (Applied Physics, Physics and Mathematics)

The University of Eastern Finland has identified as emerging research areas in line with its strategy for 2015-2018

  • Methods and Applications of Uncertainty Modelling (Applied Physics)
  • Aquatic Research in Changing World (Biology, Environmental Science, Applied Physics)

The faculty has itself identified the forest-based bioeconomy as a promising emerging research area.

 

 

Contact Information

Jukka Jurvelin
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Role
Dean, professor
Email
jukka.jurvelin@uef.fi
GSM-number
0403539282
Direct number
0294453330
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 2152, Joensuu Natura 350

Elina Oksanen
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Role
Vice dean, professor
Email
elina.oksanen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0504331810
Direct number
0294453082
Room info
Joensuu Natura 365, Kuopio Snellmania 4043

Arja Hirvonen
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Role
Executive head of administration
Email
arja.hirvonen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0447163422
Direct number
0294453002
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 2151

Satu Turunen
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Role
Administrative secretary, dean"s secretary
Email
satu.turunen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0403553698
Direct number
0294453031
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 2145/2

Postal address

University of Eastern Finland

Faculty of Science and Forestry

Kuopio campus

P.O. Box 1627

FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland

 

Joensuu campus

P.O. Box 111

FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland

 

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