Finding solutions to the complex problems of our changing world calls for an ability to think and combine things in a novel way. The University of Eastern Finland responds to global challenges through a high standard of interdisciplinary research and education. In doing so, we build a responsible and sustainable future. Our strategic research is focused on four profile areas:
- Ageing, lifestyles and health
- Environmental change and sustainable use of natural resources
- Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders
- Diversifying learning and interaction
Learn more about our research communities
Research carried out by the university’s strategically significant Research Communities (RCs) is international and of a high scientific standard, generating interdisciplinary research knowledge and solutions to global challenges. Their research also lays a foundation for the university’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level education.
UEF researchers are part of several Finnish Research Flagships and Centres of Excellence. In addition, many have been awarded highly competed ERC grants by the European Research Council.
Centres of Excellence
The Academy of Finland’s Centre of Excellence Programmes are a success story in Finnish research. Centres of Excellence are at the very cutting edge of science in their fields.
The Academy of Finland’s Flagship Programme is an instrument that supports high-quality research and increases the societal impact emerging from the research.
Find our research and researchers
UEF Connect is the University of Eastern Finland's expert search service where you can find information about our research groups and researchers.
The research topics and themes of the university departments, institutes and schools are presented on their websites. You can find information about the units' research through the organization of the university.
Peer-reviewed scientific publications (2021)
Competitive research funding, million euros (2021)
Doctoral degrees (2021)
The Doctoral School of the University of Eastern Finland is responsible for students’ scientific postgraduate education. The Doctoral School comprises 13 doctoral programmes that train high-level researchers and experts in all disciplines of our university.
Our versatile research environments enable a high standard of scientific research at the University of Eastern Finland. We provide our researchers and partners access to comprehensive library and information services as well as to a high-level research infrastructure, which comprises research equipment, devices, materials and services that are recognised at the national and international levels alike. Together with various networks of collaboration, we are also involved in the creation of ecosystems of impact.
Our research is based on openness, impact and responsible conduct of research.
The university’s Research Council, Research Services and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Services, as well as the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity, support the evaluation and development of our research, research funding and innovation activities.