Part-financed by The European Union
European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
Created: Jul 29, 2009|
Last updated: Jul 29, 2009
The University of Joensuu was established in 1969. It includes eight faculties and nine non-faculty institutes. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree in eight different fields; education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, economics, forestry, theology and psychology. The University has campuses in Joensuu and Savonlinna. Mekrijärvi Research Station is located in Ilomantsi. The strenghts and areas of expertise of the University of Joensuu are research and teaching relating to education and human development, forests and the environment, optics, new materials and information technology as well as border studies and Russia. The University has over 8500 students, 1100 of whom are on the Savonlinna campus. Every year approximately 1500 new students are admitted. The staff comprises about 1400 people, of whom 170 work on the Savonlinna campus. Almost 600 international students annually study at the University of Joensuu.