Read Ellibs e-books on new mobile app

Ellibs mobile application is now available for Android and iOS devices. With the application, you can browse, borrow and reserve books from the University of Eastern Finland’s Ellibs collection. Read the e-books easily with the Ellibs reader. The free Ellibs application can be downloaded from Google Play or App Store:

In the application, first select “Itä-Suomen yliopiston kirjasto” (University of Eastern Finland Library) as your library. Then log in with your Haka credentials and choose “Itä-Suomen yliopisto” (University of Eastern Finland) as your home institution – and the collection is at your disposal.

Ellibs e-books can still be read on the browser of your device and/or downloaded to Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader. E-books borrowed on the online service can be viewed in the mobile app and vice versa.

More information: acquisitions [at]

UEF Learning environment seminar 2019

Registration for the UEF Learning Environment Seminar 2019 is now open. The seminar will be held in Joensuu 27.-28.8. Theme of the seminar is pedagogical diversity in a digitising learning environment. Sign up for the seminar by 12.8. by the training calendar.

You can find out more about the seminar’s program at the seminar website.

Seminar is for UEF staff and students.

New actions against phishing: Safe Links

University of Eastern Finland is again a target of active phishing. IT Services seeks to develop actions again phishing and now we are deploying a Microsoft O365 information security feature, Safe Links. IT Services’ staff has used it already for some time and it seems to work effectively against phishing links.

Safe Links protects against phishing links in email messages and Office documents. For example, when the user clicks a link in an email message, the service checks the link’s UEF address before opening it. If the URL is blocked or determined to be malicious, the user gets a warning page, eg. “This website was blocked by your Office 365 administrator”.

Safe Links protection adds a certain starting string in the front of the link (eg. ””). For now we have not noticed that Safe Links protection had caused any negative effects to the use of the services. However, if you notice a case, where Safe Links prevents the use of some IT service, please contact Service Desk.

Students´ Mental Health Day on 25 April

Students’ Mental Health Day will be held again this spring. The day will be Thursday 25 April. The goal is to provoke conversations about students’ mental health and to invite everyone to support the cause of mental wellbeing. The campaign will run for two weeks, from 15 to 26 April 2019. Campaign theme 2019: #RUUHKAKEVÄT – WHAT’S STRESSING YOU?

Nyyti ry organizes a Student Mental Health Day on April 25th 2019. This year the theme of the campaign is stress. The aim of this theme is to point out, how recognizing and reducing stress positively affects our mental health. Read more

According to the Finnish Student Health Survey 2016, one third of university students reported high stress levels and one fifth very high levels. Students also reported that they need the most support with stress management. From this point of view, the theme of the Mental Health Day is essential for student’s wellbeing. By supporting the student’s stress management skills we can prevent and take care of their mental health issues and enhance their ability to study.

Have a break – 3-minute Mindful Breathing Meditation:

TalentBoost trainee wanted for ELY Centre in Kuopio

TalentBoost trainee wanted for ELY Centre in Kuopio

Take part in -broadcast on Thursday 11.4.2019, at 14:00 in the address

Application dead line: 14.4. at 23:45


Currently we are looking for a creative and business-oriented international university graduate or student who is finalizing his/her studies for an International Trainee position in Kuopio to join our team.

The traineeship is for 2 months and we hope you can start already in May. As a member of the growth team, you’ll be working closely with the growth companies in Kuopio region. Your role is closely related to regional Team Finland work as well as the Talent Boost programme of The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

You will be responsible for various marketing and communications tasks. We also expect help with our social media communication, so ability to content creation and creative writing is a key.

What we hope to see in our trainee:
• Excellent skills in English, and basic skills in Finnish • Marketing or business studies • Digital marketing and social media skills • Passion for writing and content production • An eye for visual content, graphic design and/or photography skills, a creative mind, and good organizational skills • Skills to work independently

Please submit your application by 14th April 2019 by sending email to Take part in -broadcast by coming to TE-palvelut Messi (Kauppakeskus Apaja) or join at, Facebook or Youtube and ask your questions online.

Exceptions to opening hours of Student and Learning Services offices

  • Joensuu campus: closed on Mon 8 April (staff development day)
  • Kuopio campus: closed on Tue 9 April (staff development day)
  • both campuses: open 12-14 on Thu 18 April (Maundy Thursday)
  • both campuses: open 12-14 on Tue 30 May (the eve of May Day)



ISYY Association Days on 15.-17.4.2019

Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) organizes Association Days on 15.4.2019 at Kuopio campus and on 16.-17.4.2019 at Joensuu campus. Come and find out what ISYY and associations close to it have to offer. It’s also possible that you’ll find some new activities from Association Days! ISYY Association Days are open for everybody and there’s no entrance fee.

Time schedule
Kuopio | Snellmania’s lobby:
Mon 15.4. at 10am-2pm: Student organizations, clubs, other organizations

Joensuu | Carelia’s lobby:
Tue 16.4. at 10am-2pm: Student organizations
Wed 17.4. at 10am-2pm: Clubs and other organizations

Exhibitors must fill the registration form below on 9.4. at 12:00 the latest. Registration forms and instructions can be found on ISYY’s website.

Do you want to take part in commercializing research?

Are you studying business as your major or minor subject? Do you want to apply your skills in an interdisciplinary context? We are looking for students who together with researchers want to explore the opportunities to commercialize innovations done in our university. Enroll now to the course “Entrepreneurial Project Work” (5215219) in weboodi. When we get a commission from our researchers, we inform you about it through weboodi. If the commission interests you, you can apply for it. If the requirements and your skills match, you may get an opportunity to be part of commercializing an innovation, examining customer potential and behaviour, working on business or financing plans or contacting possible customers. Depending on the commission you have a possibility to earn 1-6 ECTS. The course is open all year round.

  • Further information:
  • In Weboodi: Entrepreneurial Project Work, 5215219
  • Teacher: Helen Reijonen,