The crime rate is low in Finland in comparison to most other European countries. Visitors have little need to fear for their personal safety or their property. Nevertheless, reasonable caution with personal belongings is always recommended as a precaution. Incoming international students are reminded to take into consideration that although Finland is a safe, tolerant and open nation by international standards where inappropriate behaviour is not usually present, this does not necessarily mean that one does not encounter such events in Finland.
What you should be aware of to ensure your safety in Finland:
Avoid walking alone at night; take a taxi or walk home with your friends.
Tell your friends where you are going.
Do not hesitate to contact the proper authorities if necessary.
Do not mingle with unknown people, especially if they are intoxicated.
Avoid being provocative and mind your temper, especially on weekends in bars.
The university’s safety and security is the result of collaboration involving several actors. The coordination responsibility lies with the university.
In matters related to safety and security, the university engages in close collaboration with local authorities and other educational institutions.
We seek to make sure that the University of Eastern Finland is a safe place for our students, staff members, and guests.
If you notice an accident, emergency, or crisis situation, please report it in order to make it possible for us to make the university a safer place for all. Report a safety or security incident (webropol-form, opens in a new tab).
Safety and Security at UEF
Safety and Secuirity pages in Heimo (opens in a new tab, logging required) contain information and instructions relating to safety and security at the University of Eastern Finland.
Each of our campuses has an appointed Campus Crisis Support Team and, in the event of a crisis, the task of these teams is to arrange psychological support and post-crisis care. More detailed instructions for members of the university can be found on the Intranet. It is advisable to get to know the instructions beforehand, as in the event of an emergency, there usually isn’t time for reading.
Campus Crisis Support Teams: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency telephone number: 112
In the event of an emergency, call 112.
Answer the questions asked.
Follow the instructions given.
Do not hang up until you are told to do so.
Guide the rescuers to the scene of the accident / emergency. Redial 112 if the situation changes.
The police force in Finland is reliable and honest. The police maintain public order and security, primarily by giving advice, instructions and orders. Each police officer has a badge which he or she must carry and present if needed or requested.
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