University of Joensuu - Joensuun yliopistosta
English language section of University of Joensuu
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
The University of Joensuu was established in 1969. The university includes eight faculties and nine non-faculty institutes. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight different fields. These subject areas include education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, economics, forestry, theology, and psychology.
The University of Joensuu 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 eight thousand students, 1160 of whom are on the Savonlinna campus. Every year approximately fifteen hundred new students take admission in various courses in the university. The staff comprises about 1200 people, of whom 160 work on the Savonlinna campus. Almost 600 international students annually study at the University of Joensuu.
The major faculties of the University of Joensuu includes the Faculty of Biosciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Law, Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Regional Studies, and Faculty of Theology. The university also offers various Multidisciplinary study programmes in English.
Non-Faculty Institutes of the University of Joensuu includes the Computing Centre, Continuing Education Centre, Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University, The Finnish University Network for Tourism Studies, Karelian Institute, Language Centre, Mekrijärvi Research Station, Savonlinna Centre for Continuing, Education and Regional Development, and the University Library.