Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to research addressing societal phenomena, as well as to finding solutions to them. We offer multidisciplinary education in the academic subjects of history, business studies, geography and environmental policy, law, social sciences, social management sciences, social work, and social and health management. Our education meets the needs of working life and offers our students extensive career opportunities in various expert roles. In our research activities, we engage in societal interaction both at the regional and national levels, and we also participate in several international networks. We operate on Joensuu and Kuopio campuses of the University of Eastern Finland.

Strategic research areas at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies

Top-level international research areas

  • Aerosols, climate change and human health
  • Borders, mobilities and cultural encounters

Advanced-level strong research areas

  • Sustainable governance of natural resources

Emerging research areas

  • Effectiveness in healthcare and social services
  • Welfare ruptures: recognising uncertainties, finding solutions

 

 

Contact Information

Sari Rissanen
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Role
Professor, Dean
Email
sari.rissanen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0405943774
Direct number
0294455001
Room info
Kuopio Snellmania 3068/2

Ulla Hurskainen
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Role
Executive Head of Administration
Email
ulla.hurskainen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0505125238
Direct number
0294458100
Room info
Joensuu Aurora 2098

Maria Venäläinen
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Role
Administrative Secretary, Dean"s Secretary
Email
maria.venalainen@uef.fi
GSM-number
0504424450
Direct number
0294455322
Room info
Joensuu Aurora II h 2102