Registrations for the Language Centre’s spring 2022 courses

Registrations for the Language Centre’s spring 2022 courses that have available places is open in Peppi until 3 January 2022. The available places will be distributed in the order in which students register for the course.

Teaching will be organized online in the 3rd period (from Jan 1st to Mar 18th). Teachers will inform students about teaching arrangements in January before the teaching starts.

The University of Eastern Finland moves to online teaching and recommends remote work until 16 January 2022

The University of Eastern Finland moves to online teaching, except for the necessary contact teaching, until 16 January 2022 due to the coronavirus situation. Recommendation for remote work will also come into force until 16 January 2022.

University follows national guidelines, recommendations issued by the regional coronavirus working group, and orders given by the State Regional Administrative Agency.

Procedures for changes in teaching will be instructed within the faculties. Campus facilities will be open. Also, the library will be available according to opening hours.

The University of Eastern Finland reminds all the campus visitors about the basic instructions on safety and hygiene, which can be found on the university’s website. The use of masks is required in in-person teaching.

The university will specify the guidelines according to the Finnish Government’s decisions and other official decisions.

Current and and up-to-date information will be published on the university’s coronavirus situation website and on the students’ Kamu website. Course-specific information can be found in the Peppi web service.

For further information, please contact:

Tuomo Meriläinen, Director of Administration, University of Eastern Finland, tuomo.merilainen@uef.fi, tel. +358 40 355 2299.

Survey about experiences on diversity, equality and inclusion

Dear University of Eastern Finland student!

We map students’ experiences on diversity, equality and inclusion in studies at the University of Eastern Finland. By answering this survey, you participate in developing practices and services at the University of Eastern Finland. Responding to the questionnaire takes only approx. 10-15 minutes. The survey closes on 14.1.2022.
Go to survey

The results of the survey will be reported and discussed in various groups and institutions developing teaching and studying during spring 2022. Your response is processed confidentially, and the results are presented so that the individual respondent cannot be identified. For more information about the processing of personal data.

20 movie tickets will be drawn among the respondents. If you want to participate in the lottery, fill in your email address at the end of the questionnaire. Contact information will be disposed of once the draw is completed.

RefWorks use continues

Reference management programme Refworks will be in use for  UEFians and KUH staff at least until the end of the year 2022.

A sequel to the order will be cleared over next year. Any changes will be informed in good time.

The reasons for reassessing the acquisition include changes to the data protection agreement required by provider Proquest. Some of the 28 scientific institutions in Finland that subscribed RefWorks have already abolished their orders and some will work out the extension over the next year, like UEF.

For more information: acquisitions@uef.fi

Learn about Climate University courses!

The University of Eastern Finland is a part of The Climate University network, coordinated by the University of Helsinki. Network has formed a teaching cooperation contract between 18 universities. With these new contracts, a majority of Finnish university students can take the network’s climate and sustainability themed courses.

Climate University

The first Climate University courses open to all the students at the network universities will start in January 2022 and registration for them is open now. Specialists from the different universities have collaborated to design the instruction within the courses. Learn more about the courses: https://climateuniversity.fi/.

The first Climate University courses to open are:

  • Leadership for sustainable change (University of Helsinki is primarily in charge)
  • SystemsChange.now (Aalto University)
  • ClimateComms.now / Ilmastoviestintä.nyt (University of Oulu)

The course materials are open for everybody, but to get credits for the courses, you must be registered as a student at one of the partnering universities or the Open University. The courses mainly run online, but in addition to remote assignments, the instructors responsible for each course will offer real-time instruction, as well, and will grade the students’ performances.

The Climate University courses are geared towards students, teachers, and anyone already in the labour market, who are interested in themes of climate change and sustainability. The main language of the courses is English, but they are also being translated into Finnish and Swedish.

The academic rector of the University of Eastern Finland, Tapio Määttä, has worked for establishing the operations of the network and promoting the collaboration contract. He considers the principles of the network exemplary.

– The courses produced by different universities are widely available to all the students at the networked universities.  The network has also inspired instructors to develop courses together, Määttä says.

The partner universities of the Climate University are Aalto University, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, University of Helsinki, Häme University of Applied Sciences, the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Jyväskylä, LAB University of Applied Sciences, the University of Lapland, LUT University, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, the University of Oulu, Hanken School of Economics, Uniarts Helsinki, the University of Tampere, Turku University of Applied Sciences, the University of Turku,  and the University of Vaasa.

Source of information: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/climate-change-and-biodiversity/climate-university-courses-18-universities-open

Opening hours in the library during Christmas time

Joensuu and Kuopio Campus Libraries

Open
8am–4pm, Customer Service 9am–4pm
Mon–Wed 20.–22.12.2021
Mon–Wed 3.–5.1.2022

Closed
Thu 23.12.2021 – Sat 1.1.2022
Thu 6. – Sat 8.1.2022

Library 24/7 closed Wed 22.12.2021–Sun 2.1.2022

KUH Medical Library
Mon 20.12.2021 – Thu 6.1.2022 closed

Kuopio Campus Christmas Party moved online due to the coronavirus situation

The traditional Kuopio Campus Christmas Party on 15 December 2021 will be moved online because the coronavirus situation in the North-Savo region has deteriorated, and the Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland has imposed a restriction on public gatherings. A link to the live stream event will be updated in the events calendar in Heimo shortly, in a few days’ time. The link will also be announced in the UEF Current News group on Yammer.

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland decided on 2 December 2021 to restrict public gatherings of more than 100 people when all the participants do not have an assigned seat, or when the programme includes sing-along songs. The decision is in force until 27 December 2021 and pertains only to the Kuopio Campus. The decision does not have an effect on other activities of the Kuopio Campus, including teaching and public examinations of doctoral dissertations.

Spring semester 2022

Teaching in the spring semester 2022 will be started in accordance with the curriculum. Student exchange will also be possible in the spring semester 2022 (exchange students and degree students, both incoming and outgoing) while observing the guidelines issued by the university, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as well as the guidelines of the destination countries and host institutions.

Working at the university in the spring semester 2022 continues as multilocation work. Staff mobility (both incoming and outgoing) is also permitted in the spring semester 2022 while observing the guidelines issued by the university, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as well as the guidelines of the destination countries and host institutions.

UEF info session on 16 December 2021 at 13–14

Welcome to a UEF info session on Thursday, 16 December 2021, starting at 13.00. The topics to be discussed include the university’s activities and resources in 2022, as well as information about the coronavirus situation and the university’s guidelines.

The info session will be led by the Rector, Academic Rector and Director of Administration.

A recording of the info session will be published on Yammer later.

To join the info session, please go to https://www.uef.fi/live1/.

Questions and comments can be sent via Presemo during the info session in the address https://presemo.uef.fi/ueftietotori/.