Automatic deployment of Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all users of UEF’s Microsoft environments

Deployment of Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for UEF users has been done and in the future MFA will be automatically applied to all users using UEF’s Microsoft 365 environment. The deployment concerns both student and staff users. MFA will be also deployed for outside stakeholders accounts. UEF employees should take note of the deployment of MFA if non UEF users are invited to UEF Microsoft 365 groups with other than UEF email address.

If you still haven’t registered MFA it will be automatically applied to your account on 1.11.2022.

Instructions on how to start using MFA can be found on IT Services webpage – uef.fi/en/tipa (new tab).

We recommend using an authenticator app for MFA confirmation. If you have a smart phone, using Microsoft Authenticator to authenticate the login is more safe and user friendly option than a text message. You can find instructions for Authetincator at uef.fi/en/tipa (new tab).

You can modify your MFA settings if needed here: https://aka.ms/mfasetup (new tab).

If you have a user account that has multiple users e.g. to test systems or a shared mailbox, please notify about it as soon as possible to servicedesk@uef.fi. MFA will not be deployed to the notified accounts.

Calls for applications for outgoing student exchange!

Calls for applications for outgoing student exchange have been posted!

This year’s first application period for outgoing exchanges during the academic year 2022-2023 opens on 1 November 2021. The application period closes on 15 November 2021 at 3 pm.

During this application period, all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students of the University of Eastern Finland may apply for exchange during the autumn semester 2022, spring semester 2023, or the academic year 2022-2023. In this application period, you may apply for bilateral exchange or ISEP exchange.

For more information, please see the calls for applications on Kamu: https://kamu.uef.fi/en/tietopankki/news-and-events-international-mobility-services/calls-for-applications/.

For more information about student exchange and applying for exchange, please see Kamu’s Study Abroad section.

All Saints’ Day opening hours in the library

Joensuu and Kuopio Campus Libraries are open on Friday 5th November 2021 8am–4pm, customer service 9am–4pm. On Saturday 6th November 2021 the libraries are closed.
Kuopio Campus Library’s self-study facilities are open with an access badge on Friday 5th November 2021 from 4.30pm to 11pm and on the library’s closing days from 7am to 11pm.

Potential coronavirus exposure in Futura’s restaurant on 20 October, and in Carelia’s restaurant on 21 October 2021

Exposure to the coronavirus has been possible in Futura’s restaurant in Joensuu on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, at 12.00–12.30. Exposure to the coronavirus has also been possible in Carelia’s restaurant in Joensuu on Thursday, 21 October 2021, at 12.00–12.30.

It is recommended that anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, even mild ones, get tested.

UEF´s Joy Choir: animation film concert 27.10.2021

Welcome to our animation film concert Be Our Guest at Carelia Hall, Yliopistokatu 4, on Wednesday 27th of October at 6–7 pm.

Once again, Joy Choir offers you a chance to travel through jungles, savannas and frozen lands, as we present you with our concert with songs from popular animated movies. The concert is suitable for all ages. There is no intermission in the concert.

Tickets are now available at http://holvi.com/shop/joykauppa/. Price: EUR10 adult, EUR5 student/child.

Tickets will also be available at door. Price: EUR13 adult, EUR8 student.

Choir´s home pages

International Week 26-29 October 2021!

UEF International Mobility services is organizing International Week at the end of October, on 26-29 Oct 2021.

During the week, we will organize info sessions about student exchange options for all UEF students. You can find more details and links to our events on Kamu’s Study Abroad section’s page Study Abroad Events.

NB! Most of the info sessions will be held in Finnish, but we also welcome questions and comments in English!

You can also send in your exchange-related questions via Webropol! We will host a Q&A session on Friday, 29 Oct, at 3-4 pm, where we will answer your questions.

Programme:

Tuesday 26 Oct

11am-1pm Campus Meet&Greets: Joensuu (Natura) and Kuopio (Snellmania). Come chat with us about exchange and enter our raffle!

3-4 pm Info session about YUFE alliance (Zoom). Info session in English!

Wednesday 27 Oct

11am-1pm Campus Meet&Greets: Joensuu (Futura) and Kuopio (Snellmania). Come chat with us about exchange and enter our raffle!

3-4 pm Info session about European and Nordic exchanges (Kuopio MS401 and Zoom). Info session in Finnish!

Thursday 28 Oct

3-4 pm Info session about exchanges outside of Europe (Joensuu AU205 and Zoom). Info session in Finnish!

Friday 29 Oct

11am-1pm Campus Meet&Greet in Joensuu (Carelia). Come chat with us about exchange and enter our raffle!

3-4 pm Info session about applying for exchange and Q&A (Zoom). Info session in Finnish!

Welcome along!

MOT Dictionaries will be run down at the end of 2021. Use the service ‘MOT Kielipalvelu’ instead.

The old service ‘MOT Sanakirjasto’ (i.e. MOT Dictionaries) will completely run down at the end of an ongoing year. You already have the access to its substitute called ‘MOT Kielipalvelu’. This service on the Sanakirja.fi platform includes tools familiar from the old MOT.

In addition to dozens of dictionaries, ‘MOT Kielipalvelu’ contains MOT Translator (translations between 40 languages) as well as MOT Proofing (proofreading and spell checker of English, Finnish, Swedish, German and French).  Learn more about the contents of the service.

How can I access the ‘MOT Kielipalvelu’?

Students and staff members can request a login link to the service for remote access as follows (video instructions also available):

  1. Navigate to sanakirja.fi/korkeakouluille?lang=en.
  2. Choose your organisation from the list and enter the email address you use in your organisation, then click “Get a login link”.
  3. Click the link in the email you receive.
  4. Set a password for your account so you will be able to login to the service with all your devices – whenever and wherever.

When you are logged in to your account, the service can be accessed from sanakirja.fi.  Within the university network, you can access the service without logging in.

NB! A Teams webinar on using ‘MOT Kielipalvelu’ will be held in November. Please, follow the Yammer group ‘UEF Library’ in order to get more detailed information on webinar.