International academic coordinators

International academic coordinators are faculty members who deal with international issues at their departments and are primary contacts in academic affairs and studies.

The coordinators of international study programmes are also included in the list below.

E-mail addresses: (instead of ä and ö, use a and o). Contact information is available also in the UEF Contacts Directory.

PHILOSOPHICAL FACULTY  (Joensuu and Savonlinna)

School of Humanities (Joensuu)
Finnish Language and Cultural Research: Irja Alho
Foreign Languages and Translation Studies: Irja Alho
School of Educational Sciences and Psychology (Joensuu)
Special Education: Virpi Vellonen
Education, Adult Education and Career Counselling: Juha Kauppila
Psychology: Matti Kuittinen
School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education (Joensuu and Savonlinna)
Henna Martikainen (Joensuu), Päivi Peltoperä (Savonlinna)
School of Theology (Joensuu)
Eeva Raunistola-Juutinen

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Department of Applied Physics (Kuopio)
Siru Kaartinen
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences (Joensuu and Kuopio)
Joensuu: Sari Kontunen-Soppela and Vesa Paajanen
Kuopio: Eila Torvinen
Department of Biosciences (Kuopio)
Marko Pietilä
Department of Chemistry (Joensuu)
Mari Heiskanen
Department of Physics and Mathematics (Joensuu)
Physics: Noora Heikkilä
Mathematics: Jarno Talponen
School of Computing (Joensuu and Kuopio)
Joensuu: Laura Hurmalainen and Oili Kohonen, Kuopio: Marko Jäntti (Exchange students are advised to apply to Joensuu campus.)
School of Forest Sciences (Joensuu)
Markku Ropo

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A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences
Asta Suhonen
School of Pharmacy
Anne Lecklin and Jaana Veki
Research projects: Tuomo Laitinen
Department of Nursing Science
Maliheh Nekouei
School of Medicine
Clinical Medicine: Courses: Timo Pirskanen
Practical Training in Clinical Medicine: Tarja Koponen, email: tarja.a.koponen (at)
Public Health: Annika Männikkö; Course coordinator: Mari Aalto
Clinical Nutrition: Annika Männikkö (Marjukka Kolehmainen)
Sports Medicine: Marja Randelin
Dentistry: Elisa Miettinen
Biomedicine: Marko Pietilä

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Department of Geographical and Historical Sciences (Joensuu)
 Paul Fryer, Outi Väyrynen
Department of Business (Joensuu and Kuopio)
Sari Karhapää (Joensuu), Christina Piel (Kuopio)
Department of Law (Joensuu)
Mia Kilpeläinen
Department of Social and Health Management (Kuopio)
Katja Lötjönen
Department of Social Sciences (Joensuu and Kuopio)
Social Policy (Joensuu): Jarmo Romppanen
Social Pedagogy, Social Psychology and Social Policy (Kuopio): Jarmo Romppanen
Social Work (Kuopio): Jarmo Romppanen

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An International Study Programme in Educational Sciences (Joensuu)
Virpi Vellonen and Juha Kauppila
An International Study Programme in Environmental Science and Forestry (Joensuu)
Markku Ropo
An International Study Programme on Karelia, Russia and the Baltic Area (Joensuu)
Pasi Tuunainen
An International Study Programme in Law (Joensuu)
Mia Kilpeläinen
An International Study Programme in Social Sciences (Joensuu)
Jarmo Romppanen

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Master's Degree in Bio-Economy and Natural Resources Management (ECORES)
Markku J. Huttunen
Master's Degree in Border Crossings: Global and Local Societies in Transition
Jarmo Romppanen
Master's Degree Programme in Color Informatics and Media Technology (CIMET)
Oili Kohonen
European Master's in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL)
Hanna Reinikainen
CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry (CBU FOR)
Marjoriitta Möttönen
International Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication
Hanna Reinikainen
Master's Programme in Educational Sciences
Hanna Reinikainen
MA in English Language and Culture
Hanna Reinikainen
Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change: MDP in Environmental Policy and Law 
Outi Manninen
Master's Degree Programme in European Forestry
Pauliina Karvinen
Master's Degree Programme in Green Biotechnology and Food Security
Roseanna Avento
International Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology (IMPIT)
Oili Kohonen
International Economic and Resources Law: Master's Degree Program in Law
Laura Tammenlehto
Master's Degree Programme in Linguistic Sciences
Hanna Reinikainen
Master's Degree Programme in Optics in Science and Technology (OpSciTech)
Noora Heikkilä
Master's Degree Programme in Photonics
Noora Heikkilä
Master's Degree Programme for Research Chemists
Mari Heiskanen
Master's Degree Programme in Service Management
Sari-Johanna Karhapää
Master's Degree Programme in Wood Materials Science
Pauliina Karvinen


Master's Degree Programme in Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies (ABS)
Jussi Malila
Master's Degree Programme in Computational Biomedical Engineering
Lasse Heikkinen
Master's Degree Programme in General Toxicology (General Toxicology, GTG)
Päivi Mensalo
Master's Degree Programme in General Toxicology and Environmental Health Risk Assessment(Environmental Health Risk Assessment, GTE)
Timo Kumlin
Master's Degree Programme in Health and Business
Marke Kivijärvi, Ulla-Mari Kinnunen 
Master's Degree Programme in Health Promotion in Nursing Science (MNS)
Maliheh Nekouei
Master's Degree Programme in Innovation Management
Marke Kivijärvi 
Master's Degree Programme in International Business and Sales Management
Markus Raatikainen
Master's Degree Programme in Public Health 
Annika Männikkö
Master of Public Health Nutrition 
Annika Männikkö

Joensuu and Kuopio:

Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Biology (EnvBio)
Merja Lyytikäinen in Joensuu, Timo Kumlin in Kuopio

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