Leisure time and events in Joensuu

The city is one of the headquarters of the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia province, and has approximately 75.000 inhabitants. The city receives annually thousands of foreigners, attracted for the country reputation in education, they come in search of undergraduate, masters and PhD programs. It also receives numerous foreign students from high school, as well as trainees and professionals in various areas.

This fact diversifies the population and brings with this diversity the need and organization of the most different attractions and events. The city itself is already a call to leisure, it has stunning landscapes that are an invitation to enjoy them. I will mention some of the places that I like the most in the city.

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The most alluring natural phenomena on a winter night

Aurora Borealis is an incredible light show that can be seen in the northern and southern hemisphere. Seeing the Northern Lights were something I had always wanted to tick off my bucket list. It was something that I had only seen and heard off from some friends who had visited Norway and it was always a dream of mine to see them in person.

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Take off your winter boots, pull on your moccasin & “Move On”

Lesson from ERASMUS “on the move” to
Pharos University, Alexandria, Egypt

Although ever since the turn of the millennium, the mobility of students and researchers from all over the world to Scandinavia, more-closer to UEF has increased, however mobility for students/ professionals to different medical Universities to Egypt from UEF is stagnated. Having the support of Erasmus+ mobility program between Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA) and University of Eastern Finland, I took off my winter boots and pulled on my moccasin when with dr. Aisha Banafa (early stage researcher at Institute of Dentistry), we were the first ever staff members from our University under the umbrella of ERASMUS Mobility prorgram, in Alexandria, Egypt.

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UEF Library – a great influence on the learning journey

For any eager student who is interested in reading up-to-date articles, getting knowledge from its direct sources, or just learning and getting lost between the books; the University Library is the place! That’s common and needless to say how much time students spend in the libraries, and how it influences their learning journey.

My name is Sara Alimam, and I would like to share with you some features of University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Library, that makes it one of the best references of learning for any potential keen scholar.

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Trying out winter sports for free in Joensuu

Hi everyone! It’s me again, Phat Do from Vietnam, second year in the Master’s programme in Linguistic Sciences at the UEF, Joensuu campus. Since winter seems to be getting over its peak time of darkness and coldness, I am writing this blog to recommend and instruct everyone to try out the two popular winter sports – skiing and ice-skating – here in Joensuu and, especially, without any costs. Coming from an Asian tropical country myself, I had never tried any of these winter sports before my arrival in Finland and I think it would be the same for many of the international students here. As such, I hope this little blogpost can encourage anyone in doubt to give them a try and possibly fall in love with them (I know I have with skiing, going to try out ice-skating later this week).

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