27830 Digital tools for researchers


UEF’s digital working environment, Heimo, is technically a Microsoft Office365 environment customised for UEF. It contains different tools and applications, e.g. Teams, Yammer, and OneDrive. The use of o365 requires you to register as a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) user.  You are also allowed to install an Office pack on your home computer via the Office 365 service.

More  information about the o365 can be found in Kamu.

Other software

The software on UEF computers is standardized and basic programs are preinstalled on the computer automatically. There are also many other software that you can install in the Software Center portal. Virtual applications, which can be used from any UEF computer (and can be found under the folder App-V) do not require installation. You can also download Windows Virtual Desktop,  which allows you to use software that otherwise can only be used on campus (e.g. Graphpad Prism, Matlab, Maple and your X-drive). For research use, you can also download software such as Atlas.ti, IBM SPSS Statistic 27, Amos 27 Windows, and SAS.

In addition, you can purchase software with reduced price (incl. Adobe, Autodesk, IBM, Matlab, Microsoft).

More information about the software for home computers in Heimo (requires UEF login).


UEF e-mail must be used when using e-services and for information safety issues, it is recommended to be used in all issues related to your doctoral education. Read more about e-mail rules in Heimo (requires UEF login).

The email system used is Microsoft Office365 and its mailbox has 50 GB of space. An email account will be automatically created for you at the beginning of your employment relationship or when right to study begins. If you have an employment contract with the UEF, your email address will be in the format firstname.lastname@uef.fi. Students’ email addresses take the form username@student.uef.fi. The email accounts will be automatically closed 59 days after the end of the employment relationship or 179 days after the end of the study right.

Disk space for researchers

For saving and storing base or high protection level research data, IT-services provides disk space with backup (50 GB) and without backup (2 TB) as well as REDCap-data management services. You will get an access to those by registering as a UEF researcher in the e-Services.

Tools for studying


UEF Moodle and FinDocNet Moodle are online learning environment that are used in transferable skills courses provided by the UEF Doctoral School. The teacher in charge of the course will tell you where to find the course and what is the key required for the course. Instructions on using Moodle can be found in Kamu.


Tuudo is a mobile app, which you can use e.g. to register for courses, browse your study register, borrow books or digital material from the UEF Library (more information on the UEF Library’s website) and check menus of campus restaurants or schedules of public transport.