UEFDSA newspaper issues 2019

Starting from May 2019, we have our own newspaper.


More files, including high-quality pdfs in here.

SummerBBQ 2019!

The event is on Saturday 17.8. at 16 in back yard of Snellmania/Melania, Kuopio.

Host of the event is Miia, tel. +358 50 408 1731.

Be there or be square! :)

Register at: https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/23309/lomake.html


Miniseminar: What to do after a Ph.D.

When: 21st August  16:00-18:00.
Where: Kuopio MS307 / Joensuu F111
Host: Hasan Sohail, hasan.sohail(at)uef.fi, tel.+358466228421


  • Hasan Sohail: Introduction of DSA
  • Dr. Sohaib Khan: Opportunities after doctoral degree in Health Sciences (no slides)
  • Representative from SIMHE: Opportunities offered by SIMHE - How to sell your doctoral study skills outside of academic world
  • Juha-Matti Huusko: Financial security and joining unions (no slides)
  • Ari J. Tervashonka: Planning the future beforehand
Board members 2019


Miia Hurskainen
Kuopio Campus
miia.hurskainen @ uef.fi
Vice chair
Ari J. Tervashonka
Joensuu Campus 
aritervashonka @ hotmail.com

Bukunmi Akinwunmi
Joensuu Campus 
bukunmi.akinwunmi @ uef.fi
Juha-Matti Huusko
Joensuu Campus 
juha-matti.huusko @ uef.fi

Events manager
Hasan Sohail
hasan.sohail @ uef.fi

Social media coordinator
Katarzyna Wisniewska (Kasia)
katarzyna.wisniewska @ uef.fi
tel. +358 50 535 6749
WhatsApp: +48 601 357 684
In Twitter: @KasiaUEF

Material manager
Kenneth Muhumuza
kenneth.muhumuza @ uef.fi

Associate board member
Katinka Käyhkö





Joensuu monthly meetup 4th May at 12 in Mokkamaa, Kauppakatu 25, Joensuu. Host: Juha-Matti +358405282815.
Kuopio Monthly meetup 7th May at 7 pm in Bierstube, Kasarmikatu 5-7.


Minutes of the AGM2019: AGM2019minutes.pdf


  • Kuopio Pub night: first Tuesday of every month, Bierstube (Kasarmikatu 5), 7 pm
  • Talk with us in Slack: https://uef-ds.slack.com 


Annual General Meeting 2019

Tuesday 19.3.2019 at 17-19 in SN200 (Kuopio) and AU270 (Joensuu)

Dear all,
It is time for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019!

AGM is the meeting for all DSA members where we will choose the new executive committee! As every year, some board members will retire while another wish to continue. If you are interested in seeing who is going to control the DSA activities next term or if you even would like to try it yourself, please join our meeting Tuesday, March 19th at 5-7 pm. Physically you can attend in rooms SN300 (Kuopio) and AU270 (Joensuu). You can also join via Skype (call: UEF.DSA)

See you there!

BR, Niina (chair)

Agenda of the meeting:  pdf / office.

Regular events:

  • Kuopio monthly meetup, first Tuesday of each month at 19->, Bierstube restaurant, Kasarmikatu 5-7.
  • Joensuu monthly meetup, first Wednesday of each month. Place and more details: juha-matti.huusko(at)uef.fi, tel. 0405282815.

Contact us:

UEFDSA has now a support email address: uefdsa@protonmail.com. The board members check the email and are ready to answer your questions. If you have questions related to studies, feel free to contact us.

UEFDSA is also in Facebook, Yammer and Slack. Find us there! :)


Christmas party was  held 13.12.2018

In Joensuu, we had a Christmas party at 17-20 in Aurora fire place room, AU110. We were in total 21 people.  There was something small to eat and drink, a real Christmas tree and good company.

Coming events

Researchers´ Get-Together 17.12.2018

* Kuopio Campus, 14:00-15:30, Sn202, Snellmania
* Joensuu Campus, 9:00-10:30, Au210, Aurora

* recent changes in taxation and researchers´ residence permits
* meet other researchers
* coffee/tea and snacks
* open for all UEF staff members and grant researchers, both international and Finnish
* register https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/21515/lomake.html

More information: anne.kauppinen @ uef.fi




Past events

Friday 5.10 from 12.00-13.00,  UEF DSA lunch at Aura in Joensuu.

Friday 28.9: board games night at SN300 (Snellmania building) in Kuopio campus

Weds 19.9: Evening with doctoral coordinators at Utransaari, JNS and Puijon laavu, KUO (family friendly event, also for non-members are welcome). See the photos here.

Wed 19.9: Lunch 12-13.30, Aura, JNS
Wed 5.9: Lunch 13-14, Aura, JNS
Summer BBQ 2018, Saturday 18.8. at 13-17, Utran saari,  Joensuu. See the photos here.

Kuopio monthly meetup, Tuesday 3.7.  starting at 19, Bierstube restaurant, Kasarmikatu 5-7
Joensuu lunch, Friday 8.6. at 11:30-12:15, Aura restaurant
Joensuu lunch, Thursday 7.6. at 11:30-12:15, Aura restaurant
Kuopio monthly meetup, Tuesday 5.6.  starting at 19, Bierstube restaurant, Kasarmikatu 5-7
Joensuu board game meeting, Saturday 2.6. at 12->, Taitokortteli, Koskikatu 1
Joensuu lunch, Friday 1.6.2018 at 11:30-12:15, Aura restaurant

Joensuu lunch, Friday 4.5.2018 at 11:30-12:30, Aura restaurant, Yliopistokatu 2
Joensuu lunch, Thursday 3.5.2018 at 11:15-12:15, Aura restaurant
Kuopio monthly meetup, Tuesday 1.5.at 19->, Bierstube restaurant, Kasarmikatu 5-7

Board meeting 26.04.2018 at 17-19, AU270, SN300, Skype UEF.DSA
Annual General Meeting, 19.04.2018, AU270, SN300, Skype UEF.DSA