The University of Eastern Finland is the most multidisciplinary university in Finland. Research and teaching are at the core of our activities, but we also employ a variety of professionals in expert and supporting roles. Inspiring and versatile positions, and an opportunity for continuous development, are a strength of the University of Eastern Finland.
By joining us, you are involved in socially significant work. Our research produces interdisciplinary solutions to global challenges and we educate future decision-makers and experts. The versatile services provided by our university lay the foundation for the activities of the scientific community.
We are continuously developing our campuses, digital services and the prerequisites for working and learning. We invest in international cooperation and understand the value of operating in networks. We are committed to open, multi-channel and up-to-date communication and encourage the participation and joint development by our community members.
We offer our employees interesting roles, an opportunity to balance work and other life, a chance to recover, and staff benefits that support well-being.
We are an international and multicultural place of work and study. We support our international staff and their families in matters related to immigration, arrival and settlement in Finland. We have compiled key information on the Guide for International Staff website to support foreign employees and scholarship researchers.
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We asked our staff for their views on the University of Eastern Finland as an employer in a reputation survey at the end of 2022. Below are staff responses to the survey conducted by T-Media.
- "At the University of Eastern Finland, my competence is valued and I can develop my own skills and work flexibly. The flexibility of work and a good work community are the biggest reasons on top of the work itself that I see myself continuing to work at the University of Eastern Finland in the future, too.”
- "The creativity, relative freedom and flexibility of working at the university are competitive advantages compared to other work in my field.”
- "In my opinion, the atmosphere related to working at a university is based on open criticism and reflection. You can express your own opinions on things without worrying about it. In addition, things are constantly being developed (although sometimes this feels tiring), so we are not stuck somewhere in history with the attitude that 'we have always done it this way'.”
- "I feel very comfortable here among the versatile range of research and degree programmes at our university. From the beginning, I have also thought the atmosphere of the University of Eastern Finland to be straightforward and permissive. Our university represents the kind of research approach and ethics in my field of research and its related fields that is currently not available elsewhere. Cooperation between different units and programmes is agile and versatile. This contributes to creating a strong feeling of a genuine academic community.”
The University of Eastern Finland is a major, attractive and diverse community that currently employs 3,200 people from 77 different countries. Learn more about the careers of our staff.
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Are you interested in the university as a workplace? For further information, please contact:
Director of Human Resources and Staff Well-being
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Director of Personnel
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