Instructions for victims of the Vastaamo data breach

Due to the recent data breach at Psychotherapy Centre Vastaamo, there is a need for guidance on what to do if your personal data has been breached.

If you are a victim of the Vastaamo data breach, please follow the guidelines below.

Office of the Data Ombudsman: Advice for the victims of the data leak

Finnish Government: Where to get help for victims of recent data breach at Psychotherapy Centre Vastaamo – a list of key organisations providing help

UEF’s students and staff members can also turn to Data Protection Officer Helena Eronen, tietosuoja@uef.fi, tel.  +358 50 5760282, or to Chief Information Security Officer Olavi Manninen, olavi.manninen@uef.fi, tel. +358 40 3566212.

 

Study and Learning opportunities in YUFE for UEF Students, webinar on 27 October 2020

Welcome to join the webinar Study and Learning opportunities in YUFE for UEF Students on 27 October at 3.00–3.45 p.m.
In this exceptional situation where we are at the moment YUFE is one opportunity to study abroad, virtually. As a YUFE student you can combine your academic endeavours with language courses, professional training and civic engagement. YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) is an alliance of 10 European Universities.

Join the webinar and find out more about YUFE and our upcoming activities & the YUFE Diploma Supplement Track application period for students!

The webinar will last about 45 minutes and it will be recorded so it´s also possible to watch it later on.

Please register to the Zoom-webinar via this link. The link to participation will be sent by email before the event and link to the recording after the event.

Grants of Teollisuusneuvos Heikki Väänänen Fund for 2021

Application period: 12 October–11 November 2020

Teollisuusneuvos Heikki Väänänen Fund awards grants for wood-related scientific research at the University of Eastern Finland. Grants may be awarded for research projects that increase research-based knowledge of wood and promote the development of novel wood products or enhance the use and usability of wood for the needs of humanity.

In 2021, grants can be awarded for a doctoral dissertation project or for post doc research, advancing a sub-project of a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis work.

More information about grants.

UEF trainee

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,700 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

We are inviting applications for UEF Trainee positions for international master’s students (UEF Trainee -programme)

The aim of UEF Trainee -programme is to enhance employment possibilities of international master’s students after graduation. In the programme, selected students have a chance to work at UEF departments or university services for two months. During this period, they will gain work experience in expert tasks and become familiar with Finnish working life and culture.

Practical training positions for international master’s students (one position / programme) are now open for application.

Positions will be filled for two (full time) or four (part time 50%) months in 2020 or beginning of 2021 (funding available until August 30, 2021). Trainees will work in the UEF University services, Independent institutes, Faculties, or Departments in various administrational, supportive or research positions. Each trainee will have a supervisor for the training period and will learn the tasks at hand along with practical issues of Finnish working life.

Students will be selected by the programmes based on study merits and spoken and written English language skills. Trainees are expected to possess a positive service attitude, hands-on working manner, good teamwork and organizing skills, readiness to use IT tools and software, and accuracy in given tasks.

We offer you an innovative working environment and a possibility to gain work experience in Finland with supportive colleagues and supervision.

The salary of the position is 1,236.00 € /month.

For further information please contact:  Coordinator Marko Pietilä, +358 40 3553039 , mpietila@uef.fi.

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript of records (UEF)

The application needs to be submitted no later than 13.11.2020 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

The offered training positions:

Department or unit: A.I.Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Research group or subunit: Tanila-group

Supervisor: Prof. Heikki Tanila

Description: We will be running a large EU-funded preclinical trial on the efficacy and mechanisms of actions of anti-tau immunotherapy in an Alzheimer model mouse during the academic year 2020-2021. The study comprises an in vivo test phase including neurological testing and brain imaging, and an ex vivo phase including histopathological assessment with special immunostainings, fluorescent/confocal microscopy and image analysis, as well as protein and gene expression assays and analysis. Depending on the exact timing and the students own interest, he/she can focus on 1-2 of these techniques but should also form a view of the study as a whole. The student shall keep a learning diary during the entire period and write a short report at the end. The student will have a personal mentor available at all time. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in a state-of-the-art preclinical trial in an international research consortium, which is a clear merit to the student considering future employment opportunities in all major sectors where Biomedicine Master’s will be hired.

 

Department or unit: Department of Chemistry

Research group or subunit: Physical chemistry research group

Supervisor: Professor Mikko Linnolahti

Description: Management, usage and development of Finnish Grid and Cloud (FGCI) infrastructure with related documentation and reporting

 

Department or unit: Department of Environmental and Biological Science, Environmental Health and Technology program

Research group or subunit: Water chemistry and microbiology research group

Supervisor: Surendra Pradhan and Anna-Maria Veijalainen

Description: Phosphorus (P) is an important plant nutrient and getting expensive due to the limited natural resource. On the other hand, P leaching to the water body is a huge environmental health issue, for example, blue-green algae grown on the sea. To address this issue, we are developing a phosphorus harvesting technique (PHT) to recover P from the sludge. This technique also hygienize the sludge and remove the heavy metals. In this technique, we are using acidophilic microbes to acidify the sludge and able to harvest 75% of the total phosphorus. These microbes use iron and sulfur for metabolism to produce acid, but these elements were not enough in our sample to achieve pH <2. or for better results.  The training student is expected to replicate the study with dried sludge.

Schedule of training: – experiment preparation-2 weeks, conduct experiment-4 weeks, report writing-2 weeks.

Tasks for the training student.

  • Physico-chemical analysis of dried sludge and acidophilic microbial inoculum will be prepared before the experiment.
  • pH will be measured every 2nd day
  • Indicator microbial will be analyzed every week
  • Acidophilic microbes will be analyzed every 2nd week
  • Phosphorus will be analyzed every week.
  • Data analysis and the report will be prepared.

 

Department or unit: Development Services

Research group or subunit: Communications and Media Relations

Supervisor: Marketing Coordinator Anna Kuikka

Description: Would you be interested in spending your UEF trainee period at UEF’s Communications and Media Relations, working with the university’s international student recruitment, marketing and communications? We are looking forward to working with you!

As a trainee, you will get a chance to develop, boost and finetune our international student recruitment, marketing and communications efforts. The precise tasks will be agreed upon based on your experience and interests, and the needs from our end. We expect you to be fluent in English.

This trainee period will take place between February and June 2021.

 

Department or unit: Financial Services

Supervisor: Heini Koskenvuori:

Description: You will work as a part of our finance planning and reporting team mainly helping in creating, testing and updating our financial reports. We use Microsoft Analysis Services, PowerBI and Reporting Services as our new reporting system. Required skills are basic understanding of finance reporting principles and good Excel skills. Experience in using MS reporting tools or any other reporting system is an advantage, but not necessarily needed. Your role focuses on defining and testing the report contents and if interested making minor technical changes.

We offer you and interesting view of university’s financial processes and a nice team to work with.

Duration of training is two months starting from 1st of April 2021.

 

Department or unit: General Administration and Legal Affairs

Research group or subunit: Legal Affairs

Supervisor: Petri Rintamäki / Annamari Turunen

Description: Legal Assistant. Trainee will work in the Legal Affairs team in the General Administration and Legal Affairs Department. Tasks will include assisting University’s Legal Counsels in contract, IPR and procurement issues especially in international context. Trainee will need to research and find information to different legal cases, draft memos and other documents in English. Trainee should have excellent written English skills, good knowledge of computing and use of MS Office tools, as well as good ability to communicate with colleagues and team working skills.

 

Department or unit: Human Resources Services

Supervisor: Jenni Varis

Description: UEF Trainee period in UEF’s Human Resources Services will introduce you to operations of well-being at work but also to operations of HR and HRD services. During your trainee period, you will gain work experience especially in development of new staff induction platform, welcome services for international staff, gender equality and equal opportunities.

During the training period, you will work as a member of HR specialists’ team. Your workplace is in Joensuu. Your trainee period will last full-time two months, starting in November 2020. Alternatively, a part-time four-month trainee period is also possible (November 2020 – February 2021).

We hope that you have very good English, IT- and social skills. However, the main point is that you are interested in human resources and collaboration with different kinds of people and tasks.

By joining us, you will have the possibility to gain experience in different areas of HR and learn about HR operations in a large operation.

 

Department or unit: ICT Service Center / TIPA

Supervisor: Marko Holmavuo

Description: Customer Experience Analytist

UEF ICT Centre is looking person to work as a Customer Experience Analytist.

Main duties are to evaluate our digital services and service offering including different kind of digital service channels. You will do customer journey analysis related to digital services. In addition to that you will implement end user satisfaction and experience surveys and interviews among of students and employees.

You will also do also analysis and conclusions based on your own findings and interviews to help define future goals and direction of our digital services offering and related end-user materials.

In addition to that you can help us to improve our daily practices related to end-use co-operation and co-creation networks and communities to make sure that end-user participation can be assured in digital service development projects.

We are looking for people who have strong passion related to end user experience related to digital services and software. We valuate strong interest to utilize service design practices and methods, smooth co-operation capabilities and development mindset.

 

Department or unit: Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition

Research group or subunit: International MPH degree program

Supervisor: Jussi Kauhanen, MD, PhD, MPH, Professor of Public Health; Director, International MPH degree program

Description: Teaching Assistant in Public Health.

The master’s degree program in Public Health (MPH) is one of the most popular international programs in the University of Eastern Finland. On average 15-25 international students successfully graduate annually. Many of them continue into further doctoral studies in the UEF or other academic institutions. The program curriculum, as well as all of its courses, are constantly reviewed and revised based on general development and employment needs in the field, international benchmarking, possibilities provided by modern learning technologies, and the feedback from students, staff, and stakeholders. The ongoing digital transition in higher education poses additional challenges. Thus, there is a constant need for a competent teaching assistant to participate jointly with the staff in both development of the program, and in actual teaching, including helping in online teaching sessions, moderating discussion groups, reviewing assignments, etc. As for requirements, a master’s level student in public health would be an ideal choice for this post.

 

Department or unit: Development Services

Supervisor: Riikka Pellinen

Description: International rankings assistant

Trainee will work in the Development services, international affairs team. Tasks will include organizing, collecting and producing of data related to international university rankings, especially Times Higher Education impact ranking. Training should be started latest in in October 2020 and can be done either full time (two months) or 50% (four months). Trainee should have excellent written English skills, good knowledge of computing and use of MS Office tools skills, as well as good ability to communicate with colleagues and team working skills. Campus Joensuu or Kuopio.

 

Department or unit: Development Services

Supervisor: Riikka Pellinen

Description: YUFE coordination assistant

Trainee will work in the Development services, international affairs team. Tasks include working as an assistant to YUFE coordinator organizing and carrying out YUFE project tasks especially in UEF led work package 6, YUFE in our cities. Trainee will be organizing meetings and events, communicating with regional authorities and other YUFE partners, and UEF YUFE team. Training can be started earliest in February 2021 and can be done either full time (two months) or 50% (four months). Trainee should have excellent written English skills, good knowledge of computing and use of MS Office tools skills, as well as good ability to communicate with colleagues and team working skills. Campus Joensuu or Kuopio.

 

Department or unit: Development Services

Supervisor: Riikka Pellinen

Description: North Savo Talent hub- assistant

Trainee will work in the Development services, international affairs team. Tasks include working as an assistant to Talent hub coordinator organizing and carrying out North Savo Talent Hub ESR project tasks. Talent Hub activities focus on 1) the employment of international students, 2) the development of skills, service and career paths, and 3) the construction of coordinated network activities (incl. authorities and projects). Training can be started earliest in February 2021 and can be done either full time (two months) or 50% (four months). Trainee should have excellent written English skills, good knowledge of computing and use of MS Office tools skills, as well as good ability to communicate with colleagues and team working skills. Kuopio campus.

 

Department or unit: Language centre

Supervisor: Lauri Tolkki

Description: The Language Centre is a teaching-oriented service unit of University of Eastern Finland responsible for academic and field-specific language and communication studies on both campuses. In addition, we organize other language and communication training for the academic community, develop teaching and improve opportunities for learning, as well as promote continuous learning.

The objective in this traineeship is to provide the trainee an opportunity to acquaint him/herself with the various academic and administrative activities of the Language Centre and to provide an opportunity to be a part of our active working community.

The traineeship will include tasks in the language teams and the administration. Depending on the skills and background of the trainee, the duties may include for instance: assisting in production of learning materials (e.g. videos and other on-line material), enhancing student communication (esp. international students), on-line tutoring / support for students.

The duration of the traineeship is 4 months (part-time) during spring semester 2021. Dates are negotiable, but the traineeship needs to be completed by the end of June 2021.

 

Department or unit: Aducate – Centre for training and development

Supervisor: Sonja Kortelainen

Description: Assisting tasks in Finnish-Russian Cross-border-cooperation project(s):

New Cultural horizons: Organizing trip to training session in Russia (main responsibility), including e.g. participation in planning of the visit programme, participating project group meetings, writing memos, training invitation, collecting participant info, travel arrangements. Possibility to attend as observer or assistant instructor to pilot groups of cultural activities for children with special needs. If trainee knows Russian, some translation work is also possible. Getting familiar with project reporting and other projects. The working language of the project(s) is English (+ Finnish & Russian). Because of the theme of the project trainee from Humanities/Education would be preferred.

February – May (4 months) 50%

 

Department or unit: Aducate – Centre for training and development

Supervisor: Heli Kaarniemi

Description: Assisting tasks in KOVAT – Coaching International Talents to Working Life and Vauhtia uralle – career and education project(s):

Attending, testing, evaluating, developing and marketing language training and/or UEF-Karelia Career Course for International talents; assistant in organizing courses and webinars for international talents, their employers and other companies. Getting familiar with project work, reporting and other projects.

The working languages are Finnish and English.

October-November 2020 and January-February (4 months) 50%

 

Department or unit: Law School

Research group or subunit: International Law

Supervisor: Tuomas Palosaari

Description:

  1. Setting up the ‘official MDP alumni network’ including:
    • website
    • mailing website or newsletter
    • zoom launch (November/December?)
    • contacting alumni and current students
    • program for launch
    • webinar series ‘boots on the ground’ zoom monthly preparation and invitations
  2. Academic research/Tasks related to online teaching
  3. Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  4. Learning about Finnish working life, opportunity to attend and participate in organizational meetings

 

Department or unit: Law School

Research group or subunit: International Law/NOMPEL

Supervisor: Seita Romppanen

Description

  1. Setting up the official UEF int’l environmental law alumni network including:
    • website
    • mailing website or newsletter
    • zoom launch (November/December?)
    • contacting alumni and current students
    • program for launch
    • webinar series ‘boots on the ground’ zoom monthly preparation and invitations
  2. Academic research/Tasks related to online teaching
  3. Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  4. Learning about Finnish working life, opportunity to attend and participate in organizational meetings

 

Department or unit: Library

Supervisor: Laura Parikka

Description: Tasks will be tailored with the student based on the following:

  • Tasks related to teaching, eg production of learning materials or testing the existing ones
  • Updating and developing guidelines and websites for our international students
  • Acting as a library tutor for international students
  • Vlogger or blogger
  • Content description in English (printed and e-books in your subject field)
  • Assisting in the library’s events
  • Helping in the development of the library services from the multicultural point-of-view
  • Library development tasks or even minor projects, eg reporting development ideas on the selected library services

 

Department or unit: School of Forest Sciences

Research group or subunit: Wood Materials Science

Supervisor: Antti Haapala

Description: Wood Materials Science offers a training position, 50% working time for 4 months, on design, manufacture and testing of novel wood-geopolymers composite materials. Ideal candidate has a good command of English language and knowledge on properties and refining of solid wood products, and their testing, especially regarding mechanical properties and decay. Advanced insights on biomass chemistry and wood treatment technologies is considered an advantage. The training should take place during the period of October 2020 to May 2021.

 

Department or unit: Law School

Research group or subunit: CCEELL (Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law)

Supervisor: University lecturer Seita Romppanen

Description: Tasks for Trainee

  1. Setting up the ‘UEF International Environmental Law and Policy Alumni Association (IELPAA)’ including:
    • website
    • mailing website or newsletter
    • zoom launch (November/December?)
    • contacting alumni and current students
    • program for launch
    • webinar series ‘boots on the ground’ zoom monthly preparation and invitations
  2. Academic research for CCEEL
  3. Tasks related to online teaching
  4. Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  5. Helping in administrative processes
  6. Learning about Finnish working life, opportunity to attend and participate in organizational meetings

 

Department or unit: Student and Learning Services

Research group or subunit: International Student and Learning Services

Supervisor: Erja Widgrén-Sallinen

Description: Student and Learning Services offers an apprenticeship for one student who is completing an international master’s degree at the University of Eastern Finland. The apprentice is to familiarise themselves with the marketing material for international applicants and with instructions, service descriptions and accessibility (including descriptions in KAMU) for international students. The goal is to carry out and analyse a customer survey that can be used to develop current instructions and services as well as to plan to develop them with an input from the students. Additionally, the job includes analysing current instructions and services and drawing up development ideas. The job may also include other tasks that are a part of international Student and Learning Services.

 

Department or unit: School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education

Research group or subunit: Koulupolulta maailmankansalaisen valtatielle (proj. 500108, yhteistyö Tulliportin normaalikoulu, vuosiluokat 1-6)

Supervisor: Ritva Kantelinen

Description: Short description of the trainee post for ELEIC students (Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication)

Trainee is employed for 4 months (50% working time) at the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education. Working tasks are related to a joint project of UEF Teacher Training School (Tulliportin normaalikoulu, vuosiluokat 1-6) and School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education (SKOPE): Koulupolulta maailmankansalaisen valtatielle, in English From school to global citizen’s highways  partly funded by Finnish National Agency for Education. Methodologically, the project draws from action research and  aims at developing collaborative models, tools and practices  to support the growth of primary school children towards global citizenship. Trainee is actively participating in collecting data, designing, preparing and sharing activities and materials. The working environment covers international teacher and teacher trainer networks, home-school collaboration, and virtual learning environments and communities for primary school student and teacher mobility in the current global situation.

 

Department or unit: School of Computing

Research group or subunit: Machine learning

Supervisor: Pasi Fränti

Description: Title: Tools for automatic game creation of location-based games

Description: Purpose is to update the O-Mopsi orienteering game

(https://cs.uef.fi/o-mopsi) in the following ways. First, by expanding its database to include openly available geo-tagged photos. Second, to improve the user interface by adding ways for the users to interact with this collection to facilitate game creation (selection of targets). Third, to invent automatic ways for analysing the database and filtering out unuseful content: pictures of people, indoor photos, etc. Knowledge of PhP, JavaScript and MySql is expected. Good to know HTML, CSS and Python.

Supervisors: Pasi Fränti & Radu Mariescu-Istodor

 

Department or unit: School of Computing

Research group or subunit: Computational Spectral Imaging

Supervisor: Dmitry Semenov

Description: The internship is related to spectral fluorescence measurements at the UEF Computational Spectral Imaging Laboratory (School of Computing, Joensuu campus). The training will be supervised by research manager Dmitry Semenov, PhD.  During the internship, the trainee will fully test and characterize a new PerkinElmer FL 8500 spectrofluorometer and its accessories, write instruction manuals for various types of fluorescence measurements, write codes for data processing, analyze data, write reports, and present the results of the internship in a webinar. The trainee will learn scientific skills (e.g., fluorescence measurements, programming, numerical data-analysis, data visualization and interpretation), and also non-scientific skills, such as, presentation-skills and report-writing. These skills will be useful for the trainee in the working life, both in academic and non-academic sectors.

 

Department or unit: School of Forest Sciences

Research group or subunit: Biomass Production and Bioenergy

Supervisor: Blas Mola

Description: The trainee position is oriented to data analysis concerning modeling biomass production. The person will deal with databases of field records, as well as spatial data, concerning growth, yield, disturbances and environmental effects. The records have already been digitized and are compiled from different sources, including NFIs and digital cartography. The data curation and harmonization will follow defined protocols and the analyses and presentation of results will be assisted by the research group. Outcomes: After the completion of the period, it is expected a preliminary summary. An academic publication will be considered subject to success in the analyses, as a part of a broader research effort. Training objectives: the trainee will increase their background in modelling methods and mapping, as well as will further develop his/her skills for data science and academic skills. The candidate will be part of a competitive multi-disciplinary research group.

 

Department or unit: School of Forest Sciences

Research group or subunit: Research group of Tarja Lehto

Supervisor: Tarja Lehto

Description: Assisting in experimental work on mycorrhizas of forest tree seedlings, particularly the cold and drought tolerance of different types of mycorrhizas. The experiments are run in growth chambers or a greenhouse. Taking care of plants and fungal cultures, ecophysiological and growth measurements, plus laboratory work. In addition to supervisor Tarja Lehto, also postdoctoral researcher Virpi Virjamo and laboratory technicians provide guidance. Possibility to do a related M.Sc. thesis afterwards.

 

Department or unit: School of Pharmacy

Supervisor: Markku Taskinen/Jukka Leppänen

Description: The School of Pharmacy has several research groups working on the fields of pharmacology, pharmaceutics, biopharmacy, medicinal and analytical chemistry. This research requires extensive use of pharmaceutical substances, medicinal products, reagents, solvents and other chemicals. Storing and working with these chemicals has to be safe, which requires that all the storage and safety information must be in good order and the location data is up-to-date.

The trainee will use the inventory software, chemical databases and supplier information to update the safety and location data of the chemicals and also takes part in the actual inventory of the chemicals. Knowledge of organic chemistry and good computer skills are necessary for the successful work.

Switch to Teams Only mode – Skype for Business will be phased out

Teams will replace the Skype for Business application by the end of July 2021. UEF users can switch to Teams only now. Teams only users use Teams as a meeting and instant messaging tool instead of Skype for Business, also when interacting with Skype users.

Further information in Heimo, login required (questions and answers, migration, e-learning environment, Knowledge Work Project).

A message from Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare to students

Student, protecting yourself from coronavirus also protects your roommate, grandparents and siblings

It is a fact that we will have to live with coronavirus for some time still. What’s more important is knowing the best ways to prevent infections. By protecting yourself from infection you also protect your family and friends.

Even if you do not personally belong to a coronavirus risk group, it is important to consider those who could fall seriously ill due to the disease.

You may have a friend with cancer, an elderly grandparent, or a little sister with bad asthma.

There are over one million people in the coronavirus risk group in Finland, which means that we encounter them every day: at home, at school, at the store, at the library or at a restaurant.

Since people with coronavirus can be infectious days before symptoms begin, any one of us can unknowingly spread the virus. Each one of us is responsible for protecting those at risk.

Please, party virtually, outdoors or in small groups

Admittedly, remote parties for new students don’t sound the most exciting, but you can still have fun during coronavirus. Be inventive and show a good example by organising parties remotely. Share your experiences of successful digital events with others.

Please, favour meeting outdoors instead of indoors, even if the weather is not optimal. And keep it small. The fewer people, the smaller the risk of spreading infections.

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) collects information on the spread of coronavirus. Infections have spread at family gatherings, team sports events and practice, evening and night life, workplaces, and student parties. And after being infected, people often spread the virus to their family.

Checklist for everyday life with coronavirus

  • Stay in touch with your fellow students and encourage them to get through this challenging time.
  • The student community has strength that will help you cope. Lean on it if you feel alone.
  • Your educational institution has provided thorough instructions on hygiene, safe distances, downloading the Koronavilkku app, bigger gatherings and, if necessary, the use of masks – please follow these instructions.
  • Have student organisation meetings and other gatherings remotely.
  • Student associations reach out to their members almost daily; please encourage each other to be responsible.
  • If possible, favour remote exams and exam aquariums. Remember good hygiene so that others can safely use the facilities after you.
  • Do not attend or organise any large student parties.

Our materials are freely available

The hygiene, safe distance and mask instructions prepared by THL are available in our material bank to download and print freely. They can also be used as inspiration in your organisation’s communications.

Sincerely,
Mika Salminen
Director of the Health Security department and alumnus of the University of Helsinki

Multi-factor authentication will be deployed for students

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be deployed to the staff and students of UEF in phases by June 2021. MFA enables reliable identification of the Office 365 users of the university and prevents the phishing and abuse of usernames.

Read more:

https://studentuef.sharepoint.com/sites/newscenter/SitePages/Multi-factor-authentication-will-be-deployed-for-staff%2C-students%2C-and-other-groups-during-years-2020-2021.aspx (new tab).