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The vibrant and youthful university city is actively creating a labour market for educated people. Joensuu has an exceptionally wide range of professionals and people with doctoral degrees. Traditionally, the working careers in the region are long and the employees are highly engaged to their jobs. The labour cost level in Joensuu is competitive compared to the rest of Finland.

We offer your company support in finding the best talents, including recruiting employees – also from abroad, if necessary. We offer different tools for recruitment, explore funding opportunities and provide guidance when applying for funding, if necessary. Additionally, we assist you in taking advantage of the exceptionally wide opportunities offered by the education sector, private training providers and training subsidies in Joensuu.

Find the future top experts for your business

Forest bioeconomy, industry, photonics, ICT and extractive industry are the strengths of our region. We offer unique expertise and networks for national and international cooperation in these business sectors.

Joensuu has over 20,000 students. According to statistics, every third person living in Joensuu is also under 30 years old. The Joensuu region offers versatile higher education and top cooperation between companies and educational institutions. 

Business Joensuu helps companies find skilled workforce. Together with educational institutions, we will ensure that your company has competent personnel now and in the future. If necessary, we also implement continuing education in cooperation with universities and educational institutions. 

Over 5,000 people in the entire region work in education. The following institutions provide quality education in the region:

The University of Eastern Finland is our country’s most multidisciplinary science university

The University of Eastern Finland is Finland’s most multidisciplinary science university. The university carries out world-leading research in photonics, forestry and software development, and it offers nearly 100 major subjects. The University of Eastern Finland has over 16,000 students and more than 2,750 employees.

The University of Eastern Finland has four faculties:

  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
  • Faculty of Science and Forestry
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Philosophical Faculty

Karelia University of Applied Sciences cooperates across educational fields

Karelia UAS is a multidisciplinary organisation that collaborates across the traditional educational sectors. The campuses have Centres of Expertise that combine studying with working life and research and development activities. Karelia UAS has two campuses in Joensuu. At Karelia UAS, there are nearly 4,000 students, of which almost 300 are international students, and there are more than 300 employees.

Karelia UAS offers education in the following fields:

  • Administrative and Legal Sciences
  • Business
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Service industry
  • Arts and culture
  • Data processing and communications
  • Technology
  • Health and well-being

Riveria is one of the largest providers of professional education in Finland

The North Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium Riveria is one of Finland's largest and most successful providers of vocational education and training. Riveria offers as many as 100 different vocational qualifications in different fields of education. The training centres are in Joensuu, Kitee, Lieksa, Nurmes, Outokumpu and Valtimo. The majority of graduates find employment or start a business in North Karelia. There are about 14,500 students and 700 staff members at Riveria.