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MieliChat can support your well-being!

The FSHS has opened a new chat service, MieliChat. The service is available from Monday to Friday (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and can be accessed via the Self online service.

MieliChat will be available until the end of 2021 thanks to additional funding from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The additional funding is intended for the enchantment of the wellbeing of Students in Higher Education during the coronavirus pandemic.

Library will stop receiving cash payments from 1 August 2021

In the Joensuu and Kuopio campus libraries, you can only pay with payment cards in the future. The online payment option remains the same: through UEF Primo, you can pay reservation and overdue fees.

The KUH Medical Library cashier will be abolished.

List of Library service fees has been ratified by the University`s financial services as of May 5, 2021.

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We are looking for students to participate in a unique, communal housing experiment

Would you be interested in communal housing? We are looking for University of Eastern Finland students to participate in a communal housing experiment that will take place in Kuopas’ apartments in Kuopio in the autumn semester 2021.

We offer you:

  • A travel card valid on Kuopio City buses and/or the right to use a city bike during the tutoring period.
  • A wonderful chance to experience a new way living in communal housing.
  • An opportunity to help new international students.
  • A YUFE Civic Star to be included in your Diploma Supplement.

Your duties in communal housing will include:

  • Helping a new international student in getting settled in Finland, especially when it comes to housing-related matters (such as grocery shopping, visiting city offices, sorting of waste, etc.).
  • Giving advice in case of any possible problems.
  • It is estimated that the duties will take up no more than 20 hours/month.

The experiment is part of the activities of YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe); more specifically the YUFE in our Cities activities, which are coordinated by the University of Eastern Finland. YUFE in our Cities aims to increase cooperation between universities and their home cities/regions. More information: Home | YUFE | Young Universities for the Future of Europe or

Sign up as a volunteer by 21 June 2021 via this form.

For further information, please contact: Director of International Affairs Riikka Pellinen (

The participants are required to be fluent in English.

Campus Libraries will open again on June 7, 2021

Joensuu and Kuopio Campus Libraries, which have been closed due to renovations, will open on Mon 7 June 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Summer opening hours are valid at all UEF Libraries until 31 August 2021. However, the KUH Medical Library will be closed from 28 June to 29 July 2021.

Notice some exceptions in the library services:

Making reservations is possible again from June 7, 2021.
The renovations will last throughout the summer and thus, it may not be possible to work in peace and quiet at the campus libraries. For more information about other self-study facilities on campuses, visit Kamu.
Kuopio Campus Library’s book drop hatch is located at the B-door of Snellmania-building during the renovation.
The Legal deposit working station of the Kuopio Campus Library will not be available during the summer. The workstation can be reserved for use again in the fall.
In Joensuu, Oppari and IT service desk serve in temporary facilities in Agora building for the time being.
During the summer season, the library serves by phone, chat and email Mon–Fri 9am–3pm.

There may be changes to services. Follow the news on the library’s website, on social media and on Yammer.

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