Founded 2010 following merger of Joensuun yliopisto (University of Joensuu, founded 1969) and Kuopion yliopisto (University of Kuopio, founded 1966).
Accreditation: Ministry of Education and Culture
- Academic year: August to July (September-December, January-May)
- Requirements: Secondary school certificate (ylioppilastutkinto) or equivalent, and entrance examination. Applicants not fluent in Finnish need to have good skills in English verified by an internationally recognised language proficiency test.
- Students allowance: Co-ed