Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia, a region in Eastern Finland which borders Russia, and was founded by the Czar Nicholas I of Russia in 1848. A city with a population of 77 000, Joensuu is the 12th largest city in Finland with a subarctic climate. The average high in June is around 18.8 °C, but can, occasionally reach over 30 °C, too.

Joensuu is beautifully located between Lake Pyhäselkä and the Pielisjoki-River. For more information on the city, its attractions, and surrounding nature, please visit:


Useful links:
Google Maps: Joensuu

General information about Finland: VisitFinland

Visa: Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs



The best way to reach Joensuu is by plane or train.

Joensuu airport is located in Liperi, about 11 km northwest of the city center. There are several flights per day departing from Helsinki airport to Joensuu airport.  There is a regular bus connection from the airport to the city operated by Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy.  Tickets are 5,0 €/adult, 2,50 €/children

For more information on Joensuu airport, visit:  www.finavia.fi/fi/lentoasemat/joensuu


Joensuu railway station is located at Itäranta 12, 80100 Joensuu. There are several trains per day departing from Helsinki railway station and Helsinki airport to Joensuu railway station. For more information, visit:  https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage


The conference will be held at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, which is a multidisciplinary research university and which is internationally recognised for its competitive research and education.

For more information, visit: https://www.uef.fi/en/etusivu

The conference takes place in Agora building (number 8 on the enclosed campus map), on the ground floor, in room AG 101.

City and campus maps: https://www.uef.fi/en/web/yhyscolloquium2016/campus-and-city-maps