Free time activities

Campus Associations in Joensuu

AEGEE Joensuu

AEGEE empowers students and young adults in Europe to take an active role in society. It creates a space for dialogue and learning opportunities as well as acts as their representative towards decision-makers. Moreover, AEGEE strengthens mutual understanding and brings Europe closer to young people.

Contact information:
More information: Facebook, Instagram

Chinese Friendship and Culture Society

The purpose of the association is to build network for all Chinese speakers to make friends, promote intercultural communications, and help Chinese speaking students and scholars to solve problems in studying, work and everyday life while studying in UEF, Joensuu campus, or in Karelia university of applied sciences. The association will:

  • encourage students to communicate and be co-operative together, enrich their free time life, for example with cultural, art and sports activities.
  • promote the communication of Chinese students and scholars in UEF, Joensuu campus, and Karelia UAS.
  • promote co-operation and communication also in other areas of Finland.
  • promote Finnish-Chinese communication in education, science, culture and economics.

Contact information: jessie00125(at)
More information: Facebook

EGEA Joensuu

EGEA Joensuu is one of EGEA (European Geography Association for students and young geographers) Europe’s entities. Our goals are to encourage, foster and develop activities between students interested in geography by organising small exchanges and local events. We also offer opportunities to participate in international events on the European level. Our motto is: Experience Geography, Explore Europe!

Contact information: joensuu(at)
More information: Website

ELSA Joensuu (The European Law Students’ Association)

The European Law Students’ Association – ELSA Joensuu ry is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit making organisation run by and for students and recent graduates, who are interested in achieving academic and personal excellence in addition to their legal or law-related studies at university.

Contact information:
More information: Facebook, Instagram

Itä-Suomen Vihreä Vasemmisto (IViVa)

The Green Left of Eastern Finland is a group of students who promote ecology and equality.

Contact information: ivivayhteys(at)
More information: WebsiteTwitter

Itä-Suomen yliopiston kuoro Joy

UEF Choir Joy is a 70-member mixed choir that operates at the Joensuu campus. The choir sings both traditional and modern choir pieces. The choir organises auditions for new singers in the beginning of the Autumn semester. If you are interested in choir singing, do not hesitate to contact us!

Contact information: uefkuorojoy(at)
More information: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Joensuu Entrepreneurship Society (JoES)

Since 2013, Joensuu Entrepreneurship Society (JoES) has shared inspiration, helped you to network and created events. We are a young and active community which connects people with an entrepreneurial spirit. We want to encourage everyone to try new things and develop themselves. Polku week is our main event which attracts hundreds of students to learn about entrepreneurship. It is held annually in the last week of September. During the week, you’re able to experience inspiring keynote speakers, workshops and moreover, to network with other motivated people. As a student, you participate for free and can get yourself two credits!

Contact information: hello(at)
More information: VerkkosivutFacebookInstagram

Joensuu Chamber Orchestra

Symphony in the Heart of Eastern Finland. We are a passionate group of music enthusiasts who have been bringing joy and inspiration to people through classical music since 2022. We are currently seeking string and wind players for our spring and fall concerts. Join us on this musical journey and welcome to rehearsals! For more information about rehearsals via email and Instagram.

Contact information: jnskamariorkesteri(at)
More information: Instagram

Joensuun kasvatustieteilijät (JoKa)

Joensuu education students, or more familiarly JoKa ry, is an association for every education student in Joensuu. The goal of the association is to connect students from different fields together. As a faculty and campus organization, we organize various events and advocacy for everyone.

More information: Facebook

Joensuun Keskustaopiskelijat (JOKE)

Joensuun Keskustaopiskelijat also known as JOKE, is a lively branch of the Finnish Centre Party Students.

Contact information: joensuu(at)
More information: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Joensuun Opiskelevat Porvarit (JOPO)

Joensuun Opiskelevat Porvarit (JOPO) aka Studying burghers of Joensuu. JOPO is going wild! Jopo is a member of the Coalition party’s Student Union Tuhatkunta association. Welcome to the blue moments and activities!

Contact information: jopory(at)
More information: Instagram

Joensuun seudun Pohjola-Nordenin nuoret (JSPNN)

Joensuun seudun Pohjola-Nordenin nuoret (JSPNN) is Joensuu’s local organisation of the Youth League of the Finnish Norden Association.

Contact information: joensuu.pnn(at)
More information: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Joensuun ylioppilasteatteri

Joensuun ylioppilasteatteri – The student theater of Joensuu is an amateur theater group open to everyone. We are one of the 14 student theater groups in Finland and a significant part of Joensuu’s cultural landscape. We annually produce 3-5 plays and our improvisation group, Improstaatit, performs in restaurant Kerubi once a month. Our ativities are also open to international students.

Contact information: pj.joyt(at)
More information: Website

Joensuun Vihreät Nuoret ja Opiskelijat – JoViNO

Joensuun Vihreät Nuoret ja Opiskelijat – JoViNO aims to promote green values, such as respect for nature and the environment, sustainable development and societal equality. JoViNo is a channel for young adults who desire to influence the society based on the green values.

Contact information: joensuunvihreatnuoret(at)
More information: Website, Facebook, Instagram


Kasvatusyrittäjät is an open society for students and alumns who are interested in entrepreneurship or who are engaged in business activities. Students from different educational studies have been involved in our activities but we welcome students and alumns from other subjects interdisciplinary as well. We organize events in every month (August-May) where themes related to entrepreneurship are discussed. We also get to know different companies and entrepreneurs and brainstorm together. Our mission is to encourage students to entrepreneuship through soft values and creativity. All our activities are completely intoxicant-free.

Contact information:
More information: Instagram

Loimun opiskelijat - Joensuu

Loimun opiskelijat – Joensuu ry functions at the UEF Joensuu campus. We organise info stands and other events and cooperate with local student associations Bunsen ry, Epsilon ry, Joensuun Metsäylioppilaat ry, Mikrovillus ry, Tombolo ry and Skripti ry. The target group of the association are students of Natural, Environmental and Forestry Science.  

Contact information: loimun.opiskelijat.joensuu(at)
More information: WebsiteFacebook, Instagram


Qirjava is the association of rainbow-minded students in Joensuu.

More information: Instagram


RajaSpeksi is the one and only spex in Joensuu. Spex is a kind of amateur comedy theatre act performed by university students. Most of university cities in Finland and Sweden have long-lasting traditions of spex. Prominent features of spexes are the musical-like mixes of spoken text and songs, the often rhymed dialogue, a good amount of satire and parody and the tradition of having the audience shout “Omstart!” (Swedish “Restart!”) if they consider the current scene especially hilarious. RajaSpeksi needs new actors/actresses, singers, dancers, musicians, producers, marketing persons etc. every year. The production of RajaSpeksi starts in Autumn and lasts till the shows in Spring.

Contact information: rajaspeksi(at)
More information: Website, FacebookInstagram


RytmiHäiriköt – Funk You. Joensuu campus big band RytmiHäiriköt rehearses at Carelia (hall C1) on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 pm. RytmiHäiriköt is an extended big band, which includes comp and saxophone, trumpet, and trombone sections but also other wind instruments. Repertoire of Häiriköt is based on Rhythm music, mainly rock, soul and funk, but also latin, swing and jazz are well represented. If you own an instrument and a no-nonsense attitude towards playing, come directly to our rehearsals or check us out and ask more.

Contact information: info(at)
More information: Website, Facebook

Susiraja Metal Club

Susiraja Metal Club is an organisation that supports North-Karelian metal music culture.

More information: Website, Facebook, Instagram


SYY-Joensuu is a local branch of the Finnish Social Science University Students (SYY) for students of Administrative and Social Science, operating in the University of Eastern Finland at the Joensuu campus.

More information: Website, Facebook, Instagram