You’ll be part of a future-forward university city.

Whatever you want to be when you grow up – we got you covered! We have a growing, comprehensive, and diverse education network from professional to doctoral spreading throughout the region. And we’re the country’s leader in springing up new teachers to keep the wheels of learning turning.

Knowledge is power

In Finland, we believe that education promotes the integrity of society, equality and active citizenship as well as people’s diverse development and well-being. The University of Eastern Finland, Karelia University of Applied Sciences and Riveria offer many educational opportunities in North Karelia. The city of Joensuu (kind of our capital here) has more than 20,000 students, which makes it the largest student city in Finland in relation to population. There’s also countless other means of education through civic colleges, summer universities, physical education training centers and study centers.

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