Ten Reasons to Study at…
University of Eastern Finland School of Computing
1. Good research opportunities in an
international platform
Research and teaching
cooperation around the world:
•Japan (e.g. Toyohashi University
of Technology)
•Africa (e.g. Tumaini University,
•CIMET network in Europe
•Cross-Border network with
Russian universities
“I selected the IMPIT program because of its prestigious
reputation, broad alumni networks, and good research
opportunities in an international platform. I have received a
lot of help and assistance in my studies from the lecturers and
other people here. The available reserach options and
collaboration with other universities around the world
matches to diverse interests and broadens the possibilities.”
Barun Khanal, IMPIT student
2. At the School of
technologies meet
Main strenghts of research:
•Intelligent Media Computing
•Software Engineering
•Technologies for Education
and Development
“UEF, especially School of Computing, is
where technologies meet humanity. I think it
is one of the rare universities in the world
where computer science education considers
so much about social good. I'm glad to study
in such a unique environment.”
Michiyo Ashida, IMPIT student
3. Broad alumni networks, good
employment perspectives
Graduates of SoC international
•Senior SW Engineer at Nokia
•IT Developer at Danske Bank
•Software Engineer at Accenture
•Senior Designer at Nokia
•Radio Network Engineering Expert
at T-Mobile
•Software Engineer at Microsoft, Seattle
•SW Engineer at Sun Microsystems
•Senior Integration Analyst at DHL
•Founder and Managing Director at
Image Analysis Ltd, UK
•Software Engineer at NVIDIA
•Chief Technical Officer at Blancco Ltd
“As a quiet and peaceful town, Joensuu is
eminently suitable for study and research. Finns
are lettered and cordial, although they appear a
bit reserved. You have also the unique
opportunity to discover the incredible popularity
of lakes and explore the deep mystery of the
Arctic. In addition to natural and cultural
environment, Finland is also a leader in high
technology industries led by Nokia, which
together with universities and institutes creates a
favourable atmosphere of academy and life.”
Wang Xingbo, CIMET student
4. Flexibility for
choosing elective
•The University of Eastern Finland has 4 faculties:
Faculty of Science and Forestry
Philosophical Faculty
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
•Altogether 12 fields of study, 100 degree programmes
•All students have free choice of minor subjects
“We have flexibility for
choosing elective courses of our
choice, sometimes even from a
different department.
I personally like Joensuu as
compared to other cities
in Finland. Maybe because it is
small and feels like home.
University, city centre and
supermarkets are near, and the
roads are good enough for
biking so you can easily access
Sita Pun, IMPIT student
5. International studying
•Three international MSc programmes at the School of
IMPIT (International MSc Programme in Information
CBU ICT (Cross-border University MSc Programme)
CIMET (Color in Informatics and Media Technology)
•At SoC, staff from more than 10 countries, and PhD
students from 15 countries
•At the University, students from about 70 different
“Studying in Joensuu is an international experience: I've got a lot of
friends from all around the world, and thus I am listening different
languages, eating food from their countries, and talking about
different cultures.
Our world is not so huge as one can think about it, and internet
allowes you to access all around the world. In our century do we
really need to be in a big city to access resources... ;) “
Anna Gimbitskaya, IMPIT student
6. Well maintained
• Access to computer labs 24/7
• Well-equipped research facilities for speech and image
processing, colour research, educational technology
and eye-tracking
• Six student cafeterias at the campus, offering lunch
and cafeteria services
• Library services, with access to electronic databases
and articles all over the world
“The School of Computing located in the Science Park is unique, with
experienced researchers, talented and committed professors who treat me more
as an equal, and I am allowed to reach the facilities anytime. Classes are offered
in a real technological manner that combines both theoretical and practical
learning environment. My student tutor guided me with all basic instructions
when I felt that am new to Joensuu. There are people who are willing to help
when you really need help.”
Patrick D.Kihoza, CBU ICT student
7. Joensuu - small but lively city
• Capital of the North Carelia region
• Total population of 72 000; of which 12 000 higher education students
• Joensuu is located next to the Russian border and about 400 km North-East from the
capital of the country, Helsinki
• All student apartments located within 5 km from the campus, and have good bus
connections and biking routes
• Situated on lakeside, and a river runs through city centre
“Joensuu is peaceful and quiet which gives you time for your studies.
As a small city, everything is in walking distance which really helps as a
new student trying to settle in.
It is not very far from the capital city and its mid way to Lapland . So its
a strategic position for those who would like to travel through Finland.”
Myriam Munezero, IMPIT graduate, PhD student
8. Student Union
•The Student Union organizes various trips, parties and
•Annual trips to Lapland, St. Petersburg, Stockholm and
Koli national park
•Sports facilities for free or for very low cost: football,
volleyball, aerobic, sports afternoon twice a year
•Cultural activities, baking and cooking evenings
•You can even meet Santa!
“Student Union for internationals is very
active at organizing various trips to other
parts of Finland or even abroad, different
parties, notifies about fun events etc. There
is a very nice cafeteria in Science Park,
where students like to gather for lunch and
chat. City has reasonably good night life:
different clubs, pubs etc. Internationals say
that once you have been in Joensuu - you
never forget that experience and always
remember that time as it was something
special... as actually it was... special :) “
Shukhrat Nekbaev, IMPIT student
9. Student benefits
•As a university student, you have access to:
•health care services and dental care for free or for
a very low cost
•student meals for about 2,50 €
•50% discount in trains and long distance buses
•discounts for museums, theatre, concerts and
sports events
You can also join many student activities: write in the
Student Union newspaper, sing in the University choir,
join the student brass band or student theatre.
“I like Joensuu, because this city is so
natural. You can get as close as
possible to the nature. The BBQ near
the lake, the walking in the forest, the
squirrels and hares in front of my
window are all my memorable
Wang Peng, CIMET student
10. Four very
different seasons
All four seasons have their different activities:
Winter: skiing, skating, ice-swimming,
Spring: outdoor activities, hiking
Summer: swimming in the lake, fishing,
canoeing, beach volley
Autumn: picking berries and mushrooms
“Joensuu is a great place, surrounded by
beautiful forests and lakes. It is quiet and
calm place but at the same time it is full
of life and energy. Students from all over
the world bring originality, their own
attitude to life, culture and a bit of
craziness. Together with traditional
Finnish way of living it gives great
mixture :)
In Joensuu you can not be bored! I spent
there almost one and half years and I
met many wonderful friends, got to
know the Finnish culture (and not only
Finnish), developed scientifically but
also I learnt a lot about the life.
So it is time for conclusion: I love
Joensuu and I am sure you can also fall
in love with it :) “
Paweł Niechoda, IMPIT student
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