The University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Domicile: Joensuu

THE UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND (UEF) promotes the growth of the bioeconomy, related innovations and the use of novel forest and wood-based materials through its research and education. The university’s research also addresses the ecological and social implications of the bioeconomy, including the sufficiency of natural resources and the acceptability of their use. At the University of Eastern Finland, the bioeconomy is seen as an extensive and new way of thinking and doing, reaching to the very foundations of society and striving for sustainable development. Investing in the bioeconomy is a way of realising the Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development, to which the university is committed.

Strategically, UEF’s bioeconomy focus is on forests, wood and land use. The strengths of UEF, and the university’s multidisciplinarity in particular, are made use of in the development of research and education addressing the bioeconomy. Diverse expertise in the forest-based bioeconomy constitutes a competitive advantage – especially with regard to our internationally renowned research and academic education in forest sciences.

Contact persons:

Jyrki Kangas

Professor of Forest Bioeconomy

Promoting of the education and research of forest bioeconomy at UEF, cooperation with bioeconomy enterprices


Teppo Hujala

Professor of Forest Bioeconomy Foresight

Research and education related to forest bioeconomy foresight


Sari Pitkänen

Coordinator of the UEF Bioeconomy Policy

Promoting of the Bioeconomy Policy of UEF and information dissemination


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