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ISYY clubs in Kuopio

ESN Kuopio

ESN Kuopio is a non-profit student organisation part of ESN (Erasmus Student Network) and ISYY. Our mission is to represent international students and provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. We introduce Finnish culture and lifestyle to international students and give Finnish students an opportunity to gain international experiences by arranging diverse events and activities. We also have trips, for example to Lapland, every semester with our partner Timetravels.

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Hyvät kuvat

Hyvät kuvat is ISYY’s Kuopio campus film club that welcomes everyone.

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Itä-Suomen Akateeminen Shakki

Itä-Suomen Akateeminen Shakki welcomes all students interested in chess. We are a new, friendly club looking to play and promote chess in the university.

We host weekly meetings in which we'd be glad to teach you chess and play some games. We are also looking to host tournaments and other fun events for our members. Participating in the club doesn't require any prior experience and equipment is provided by the club. We hope to see you soon!

Contact information: Otto Sillman (chairperson) sillmanotto(at)
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The purpose of the Kamrats Club, as the name implies, is to promote camaraderie among college students. The purpose of the club is to organize interdisciplinary events for all college students throughout the year. The goal of our events is to have fun interdisciplinary with and without alcohol, to ensure the safest possible party environment for everyone, and to build new and maintain old social relationships across subject boundaries. We welcome all college students to participate in our activities and events.

Contact information: Sonja Soinne (chairman), sonso(at)
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Kuopio Intellectual May Day Society – KIVES

Kuopio Intellectual May Day Society – KIVES, promotes interdisciplinary May Day culture and activities as well as supports May Day spirited students in their endeavors at UEF Kuopio Campus. We are open to all May Day spirited students at UEF. We publish, produce events and promote any kind of activities, which the board decides to associate with May Day, regardless of the year, season or time of day. KIVES is open to all May Day spirited students at UEF.

Contact information: palmgren(at), Patrik Palmgren (chairman)
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Kuopion Kampuksen RooliPelaajat – KuKaRoPe

Kuopion Kampuksen RooliPelaajat – KuKaRoPe is a club that plays tabletop role-playing games, for example the well-known game Dungeons and Dragons. Our aim is to raise tabletop role-playing into common awareness and enhance our own cooperation, propblem solving and social skills in a relaxed atmosphere by playing a good game with nice people. Welcome aboard, adventures are waiting for their heroes!

Contact information: WhatsApp: 050 492 7229, jessuh(at) (Jesse Suhonen), WhatsApp: 050 406 5276 (Heikki Malkavaara)

Kuopion ylioppilasteatteri – KYT

Kuopion ylioppilasteatteri – KYT, founded in 1977, is an amateur student theatre aiming to promote young adults’ theatre activities by creating open-minded, young and ambitious productions. KYT has established itself in the colourful culture life of Kuopio.

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Kuopion ylväs yliopistollinen kampuskyykkä-älymystö – KYYKKÄ promotes the Finnish skittles game and culture around it at the Kuopio campus. Club organises Finnish skittles training, events, game trips and upholds the game equipment. Activities are open for every member of the Student Union, so welcome to have fun among this interesting game!

Contact information: matta(at) (Matti Averio)
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KYYLÄ is a student club on Kuopio campus operating under the Student Union (ISYY) and focuses on LAN parties. Every year we gather 2–4 times on Lukema and 1–2 times on a cottage to play over the weekend. Are you a PC Master Race gamer? Ogling Steam sales? Have RTS, FPS and simulation games caught your attention? KYYLÄ wants you in to their ranks! Watch our FB page and #KYYLA at IRCnet.

More information: Facebook

Pelikerho Kärmes

Pelikerho Kärmes aims to offer students and other enthusiasts a chance to enjoy board, card and strategy games.

Contact information: pelikerhokarmes(at) (Anne Pitkänen, puheenjohtaja)
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Puijon Suunta

Puijon Suunta is an orienteering club, which operates at the Kuopio campus. Activites are open for everyone intersted in orienteering, even if you would not have any former experience. About events and topical matters are informed mainly on Facebook.

More information: Facebook

UEF Muslim Students' Club

The main objective of our club is to represent Muslim students at the University of Eastern Finland and take care of their welfare. We organize events such as Iftar Ramadhan, Eid gathering, monthly gathering, Friday prayer, etc. One of our aim is to increase open and interreligious dialogue. We cordially invite and welcome people from other communities to hang out with us, have interesting discussions.

Contact information: abubaker.massi(at) (Abubaker Amin, Chairman)
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UEF Student Bible Club (UBC)

Come join us as we facilitate the spiritual growth and unity of all Christian students and staff on the UEF campus.

We achieve this goal by an extensive and inspired study of the bible, sharing testimonies, questions and answer sessions, personal counselling and discipleship hours, quality praying time, and gospel outreaches.

We look forward to experiencing 1 Corinthians 2:4,5 AMPC,  “And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the Holy Spirit and power a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God.”

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we meet virtually every other Saturday, therefore Kuopio and Joensuu students can participate. Time is 18:00 – 20:00. Language translation to either English or Finnish is available. Contact us for the Zoom link. We welcome you to having an impactful experience in our non-denominational Christian club. Looking forward to meeting you.

Contact person: Juhani Juusola
Emails: uef.bibleclub(at), uef.bibleclub(at)