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Start Me Up business idea compe­tition is waiting for your ideas

Start Me Up business idea compe­tition is waiting for your ideas. This annual compe­tition is organized by Business Joensuu, and Karelia UAS is one of the key partners of the compe­tition. This year the total value or prizes is over 60 000 €! Appli­cation period is from 1st of February until 31st of March. Check out the […]


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The Univer­sities of applied sciences entrance exami­nation will be organised as a one-step in-person test between 31 May and 9 June.

Univer­sities of applied sciences (UAS) will select students for education starting next autumn in excep­tional circum­stances. Student admis­sions for the joint appli­cation process starting in March will be imple­mented through a certificate-based admission and an UAS entrance exami­nation, which will be organised in excep­tional circum­stances due to the covid-19 pandemic. The exam will be arranged […]



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Karelia UAS will start imple­menting studies as distance learning as of 23rd November 2020

The city of Joensuu is now at the accel­er­ating phase of the coron­avirus epidemic. This means, for example, that face masks are recom­mended to be worn in most occasions and higher education insti­tu­tions will start temporarily imple­menting studies as distance learning. Karelia UAS complies with these decisions given by the author­ities. Conse­quently, Karelia UAS will […]


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COVID-19 infection at Karelia UAS Wärtsilä campus

It has been discovered that a student of Karelia UAS has been diagnosed with a coron­avirus infection. The infected student has been in one classroom on Wärtsilä campus on 13th November 2020. In accor­dance with the instruc­tions of Siun Sote, Karelia UAS has informed the students and staff who may have been exposed to the virus. […]


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Career monitoring survey for UAS graduates to be launched

Data on the employment, working career and satis­faction with the working career and degree is collected with the nation-wide career monitoring survey. All those who have completed their UAS studies five years ago, i.e. the graduates of 2015, will receive the survey. The career monitoring survey collects data on graduates’ employment, career paths and competence […]


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UAS presi­dents and student unions appeal to students to stop the spread of coronavirus

Finland’s coron­avirus situation is rapidly deteri­o­rating, and there are also chains of infection among students at univer­sities of applied sciences. This has led to an increase in distance learning and even to the closure of campuses in different parts of Finland. Many of the infec­tions have origi­nated from events where many students have gathered during […]


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Recom­men­dation on the use of face masks at Karelia University of Applied Sciences when social distances are impos­sible to be kept

Recom­men­dation on the use of face masks in North Karelia and Heinävesi regions given by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare will enter into force on 10th September 2020. In these regions, it is recom­mended that citizens over the age of 15 wear face masks to protect other people in public transport, where close […]


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Karelia UAS awarded students and employees

Karelia UAS awarded the student and student group of the year as well as the employee of the year, team of the year and a pair of employees with certifi­cates of honour and gift tokens at the opening ceremony of Karelia UAS academic year 2020-2021. Student Union POKA has chosen Anssi Kirkinen from the degree […]


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Paula Ikävalko is the alumnus of the year 2020 at Karelia UAS

Paula Ikävalko, a year 2018 graduate from Karelia UAS Degree Programme in Physio­therapy, has been selected as the alumnus of the year 2020. Ikävalko, who works as a physio­ther­apist in Fysioterapia Sulavi, has been actively cooper­ating with Karelia UAS after her gradu­ation. – Paula has been doing good work in promoting maternity physio­therapy both nationally […]