The research activities of the University of Eastern Finland strive to ensure that:
Research at the UEF is of high international standard.
Postgraduate education at the UEF is of high level and the university's research careers are attractive.
The research environment is modern and meets high standards.
Research funding at the UEF rests on a solid base.
The development of research falls under the responsibility of the Rector, assisted by the Steering Committee for Research.
Adherence to good scientific practice is the responsibility of the entire university staff. The university observes good scientific practice in its research activities and follows the guidelines given by the National Advisory Board on Research Ethics.