Visiting Kuopio

University of Eastern Finland

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is one of the largest universities in Finland, and home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 members of staff. Our campuses are located in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna.

UEF is a multidisciplinary university, which offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects. We have four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies. Our activities underscore multidisciplinarity. Our key interdisciplinary research areas are built around four global challenges.  These challenges are Ageing, lifestyles and health; Learning in a digitised society; Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders; and Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources.

You’ll find further information about UEF from our websites.



Please check City of Kuopio websites for further information about Kuopio.


Passport and Visa

Participants are strongly advised to determine which requirements apply to them with respect to entering Finland. For information please consult your nearest embassy or travel agency.

You’ll find further information about passport and visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland websites.

Should you require an invitation letter to the conference for visa purposes, please email for contact person stating your:

  • full name as it appears on your passport
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • passport number
  • passport issue date
  • passport expiry date

It is favored that applicants register and pay to attend the conference in the first instance so that confirmation can be used as evidence of attendance.



The mean daily temperature in Finland in the summertime (from late May to mid-September) is consistently above 10°C. The early summertime in June may sometimes be chilly and rainy, and therefore, we advise the conference quests to take warm clothes aside.

You may check the current weather forecasts from Finnish Meteorological Institute’s websites.


Currency and Banks

The official currency of Finland is euro (€). Commonly accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard. Display signs are usually visible in all restaurants and shops indicating which cards they accept. There are banks, ATMs and foreign exchange booths located at the city center.


Extending your visit

If you wish to extend your visit, please see Visit Finland websites.