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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Weeks 20-33/2019

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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Weeks 20-33/2019 14.5.–19.8.2019


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Weeks 20–33/2019


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Happy Tuesday!

This is the final Weekly Feed for this academic year. Check out a collection of the events for summer, take a look at the new SYKETTÄ app for iOS, and get ready for the advance voting in the European elections.

As usual, you can find the following sections in this newsletter:

  • ISYY
  • In the news
  • Upcoming events
  • Miscellaneous
  • Open positions & internships

Thank you very much for following our weekly newsletter! In case you are an exchange student and wish to leave this list, check the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the message. If you want to receive these emails in the future as well, we will return in autumn: the first WeeklyFeed for academic year 2019–2020 is scheduled to be published on 20th of August.

Have a great summer!




ISYY office's opening hours

Our offices are closed for the summer holiday between 14.6.–4.8.2019. Make sure you take care of any business you have with ISYY before the holidays, like returning your Survival Package or your key to the Opistotie gym.

Please also note the following exceptions to ISYY office's opening hours for this spring.

  • Offices will close at 2 pm on Thu 23.5.
  • Offices are closed on Thu–Fri 30.–31.5.
  • Kuopio office is closed on Wed 12.5.

You can check the opening hours and exceptions from the frontpage of ISYY's website.


Apply for SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation!

Are you inspired by global development and promoting education internationally? Are you concerned about climate change? Are you a persistent communicator, good at forming networks, or know a lot about funding? Do you want to put some of your knowledge to the use of the rest of the world?

We are looking for people with lots of ideas who are committed and motivated to join the Advisory Board for Development Cooperation (KENKKU) of SYL. The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) represents 15 member organisations and 135,000 university students. The development cooperation advisory board advises SYL’s executive board on development cooperation and administers SYL’s development cooperation projects together with the Development Policy Adviser.

However, we don't expect you to be a development cooperation professional – it's enough if you have motivation and the desire to learn about development cooperation and global education. We expect KENKKU members to commit to their tasks and be motivated but KENKKU is also meant for developing your personal expertise. KENKKU members are expected to attend most meetings during their term.

Read more about SYL's development cooperation on SYL's website and visit ISYY's webiste for more info and how to apply. The application deadline is on the 16th of May 2019 at 3 PM.

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Call for Applicants: A Deputy Student Member to the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Science and Forestry

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) is a student union in compliance with the Universities Act, section 46. A statutory function of the Student Union is to elect student representatives to University organs in accordance with the Universities Act, chapter 3.

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland is seeking one (1) deputy student member to the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Science and Forestry until the end of 2019.

The Faculty Council is a multimember administrative body in compliance with the Universities Act, section 27. The Faculty’s professors, teaching, research and general staff members and students are represented on the Faculty Council.

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2019 European Elections

This spring is a good time to make a difference. We have already voted in the Finnish Parliamentary Elections, and now we have a chance to set the course of the European Parliament for the next five years!

The European Parliament (EP) is one of the legislative organs of the European Union. EU citizens elect members of the parliament in direct elections held in every member state every five years. The previous elections were held in 2014.

Advance voting for the European Elections is held from 15 to 21 May in Finland, and from 15 to 18 May in other countries. In Finland, the election day is Sunday 26 May.


A citizen of another EU Member State living in Finland may choose to vote in the European Parliamentary elections in Finland. This requires, however, that he or she has enrolled (until 7th of March) with the voting register in Finland beforehand to the local register office. If you are allowed to vote for another EU Member State in Finland, you should get the instructions to vote from your relevant authority of your home country.

Everyone who is entitled to vote may vote at a general advance polling station, regardless of their municipality of residence. Anyone who is entitled to vote may also vote abroad at Finnish embassies. On election day, you must vote at the polling station assigned to you!

Read more from vaalit.fi.


15.5. ISYY's Advance Voting Event

In the last European Parliamentary elections, voter turnout among students was low. We are going to change that in these elections! The elections are a good way to influence the course of European politics in the next five years.

We are organising an advance voting event for all students on Wednesday the 15th of May at 2 pm. In Kuopio Campus the event is organised in the polling station at Lukema. Come to vote and get some coffee, tea and ISYY’s Vote! -overall badge! There is also a similar event at the Joensuu Campus.

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The student movement’s focal points for the European elections are now public; now is the time for education, mobility and participation!

SAMOK (University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland) and SYL (National Union of University Students in Finland) have published their focal points for this May’s European elections: education, mobility and participation.

We live in a time of significant global challenges. The student movement’s joint themes for the European Parliament elections are education and funding for education, internationalisation, and the opportunities for students and young people to participate in and influence the European Union. The voice of the younger generation must be heard in European decision-making. Now is the time for solutions. 

Visit the campaign’s website and read more from the press release.

#educationprkl #EUelections2019 #YOURsolution

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It is time to apply for shifts at Studentia bandroom in Kuopio for Summer 2019

You can apply a shift by filling an online application form. The application form is open from 15th of May 12 pm until 22th of May 12pm. Summer shifts are valid from 2nd of January until 31st of May 2019.

One shift is max. 2 hours. Shifts are available from Monday to Friday 8:00 – 20:00. The evening shifts are fixed: 16:00 – 18:00 and 18:00 – 20:00. On daytime you can apply for any two hour time period you want. Summer shifts are valid from the 1st of June until 31st of August. All those who have applied for a shift will be contacted on Monday 27th of May the latest. The rent for one shift at the rehearsal space is 20€/month. The rent has to be paid before the fifth day of the month. Otherwise you’ll have to pay a sanction fee of 5€/month.

To train at the band rehearsal space you’ll also need a key. To get a key you’ll have to pay a deposit fee of 50 euros. The bands using the training facilities are obliged to take good care of them and notify ISYY if something gets broken.
To apply a shift, please fill this electronic form.

If you have any further questions, please contact Karoliina Nissinen, Specialist (Organisational Affairs), jarjestoasiantuntija@isyy.fi.

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SYKETTÄ Kuopio iOS app
We have it! You can find it at iOS Store. It's free and easy to use. You can show your SYKETTÄ sticker from your phone and enroll for classes. Nice!

Kilometrikisa Cycling competition 1.5.–22.9.2019. Kilometrikisa is a light-hearted cycling competition for workplaces, departments, associations, clubs or any other teams. The aim is to encourage bicycle commuting and promote everyday cycling. In Kilometrikisa every team member will record their cycling kilometers on the website and the team with the highest number of kilometers will win. Also prizes are raffled between all the participants. All UEF and Savonia University of Applied Sciences staff members and students can  join SYKETTÄ Kuopio, Iisalmi, Varkaus team! Find out more on our website.




Summer Schedule

Enjoy your summer and use your SYKETTÄ sticker during the summer months. SYKETTÄ has some group classes, like stair workout and kettlebell, and gyms are open.

Group classes take place in June (27.5.–20.6.) and August (12.8.–29.8).

In the summer we train outside, enjoying the summer air. The ballsports sticker is now also a group class sticker – you can join the summer classes with either of the stickers!

Check the opening hours for gyms and sport halls from our website.

Enjoy your summer!

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OLL: Reveal your juiciest sports story to our Instagram followers!

What kind of positive experiences in sports do you have? Have you regained your lost interest in sports, or have you perhaps experienced the joy of exercise for the first time when taking up a new sport? Or did something funny happen to you when you were exercising? Here at OLL, the Finnish Student Sports Federation, we want to provide a platform for sharing the joy of exercise. Which experience or idea would you like to share with our followers on Instagram? Please contact our Communications Specialist Hannasofia (hannasofia.hardwick@oll.fi), and together we can think about how your story in particular could interest those who are at pains to start exercising.  





Remote consultations can be accessed from anywhere. The FSHS healthcare professionals can now be reached from anywhere via video consultations. Remote consultation is a pilot project being conducted in spring 2019. You can agree on a remote consultation with the FSHS healthcare professional when booking an appointment. Starting winter 2019–2020, remote consultations will be more widely available. From the start of the autumn term, you’ll be able to choose a remote consultation whenever you want, provided it’s offered in Self appointment booking instead of a regular appointment. Read more.

More services in Self. Self continues to grow and develop. During the spring you will find new features in Self. These features will speed up your contact with FSHS. Read more.

Stress-free area. When was the last time you used the words “I should”, “hurry”, “tired” or “I have no time”? Or when did you last have trouble sleeping, stomach ache or irritability? Read psychologist Marja Valtari's writing about stress.



Local news:

Please note that the FSHS Kuopio office will close on 13.6. at 11.00 am, and will be closed on 14.6. for the whole day.



Reminder: Give Feedback on Kamu and Study Communities

Now is your chance to tell us what you think about Kamu and the study communities. Complete the survey by 15 May 2019. Take the survey via the link below.

The feedback received will help us develop these services.

  answer the survey  

News from Kela

1) Apply now for student financial aid for the summer months!

Students who will be studying in the summer should apply for financial aid now, so that the applications can be processed and decided on before the summer studies start. Apply for student financial aid for the summer months online.

Students can get financial aid in the summer, provided that they will be studying during the summer months. Financial aid is granted for example for lecture courses, set book exams, on-the-job-training or for working on your final project or thesis.

Read more: Kela.fi

Check here if you are eligible for student financial aid.

2) Return overpaid financial aid by the end of May

Financial aid payments can be returned through Kela's online customer service. If overpaid financial aid is not returned in time, it is collected back at 7.5% interest.

Students whose income for 2018 exceeds a specified annual limit can voluntarily return overpaid study grant and student housing supplement payments. The annual income limit and the voluntary repayment provision do not apply to the general housing allowance. Overpaid financial aid must be paid back by Friday, 31 May 2019.

Read the whole press release here.




Final Countdown for the European Elections

In addition to the national level campaign by SAMOK (University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland) and SYL (National Union of University Students in Finland), the European Students’ Union (ESU) also brings forth the importance of education.

The following topics have been outlined as vital for both the upcoming elections as well as the mandate following it:

  • Inclusive higher education
    •  Access to EP funded projects for marginalised groups
    • Access to education for migrants of both refugee and non-refugee backgrounds
  • Academic and press freedom
  • High quality and sustainably funded higher education

Starting from January, ESU released a campaign called #VoteForEducation to raise awareness of the students’ concerns which are tackled on their statement and calling for a massive turnout among students.

Check out also This Time I'm Voting (or the Finnish version, Tällä kertaa äänestän). We are calling for everyone to go to vote in the upcoming 2019 EU Elections and decide the future of the European Union.

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13.–18.5. Liekeissä! Festival

Kuopio Conservatory organises Liekeissä! Festival on 13.–18.5.2019. All the gigs are performed by students of the conservatory, and the musical genres range from jazz to rock, from big band to solo performances.

All the gigs take place in the restaurant Wanha Satama in the harbour.

The event is free to attend, and there are gigs during the whole week. The first bands play at 7pm on Tuesday – Friday, and showtime is at 8pm on Saturday.

The event page is unfortunately only in Finnish.

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14.5. UEF Kuopion ylioppilaskuoro's spring concert 'Flavour of Sunshine'

UEF Kuopion ylioppilaskuoro is prepared to delight you, dear listener, once again in our annual spring concert! Bearing the name 'Flavour of Sunshine', the concert offers you a diverse and playful experience; our programme this spring features various pieces from Piazzolla's Libertango to the greatest hits of Ultra Bra, culminating in the famous rock epic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen.

WHAT: UEF Kuopion ylioppilaskuoro's spring concert 'Flavour of Sunshine'
WHERE: Kuopio Cathedral (Vuorikatu 17)
WHEN: Tuesday, May 14th, 18:00
PRICE: FREE ENTRY! Handbill 10€, discount groups 7€.

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15.5. Pre-midsummer Party

After weeks of first of May partying it’s time to aim our visions towards the upcoming midsummer!

Often students must work their butts off during summer and that leaves no time for midsummer partying. This year Poikkitieteelliset Hubailut and Palapelit took matters into their own hands and are throwing the wildest Pre-midsummer party Kuopio has ever seen. So throw away your books and forger the entrance exams, put on your sunglasses and come spend the best midsummer party of the summer with us!

What: Pre-midsummer party

When: On Wednesday 15 of May

Where: Passion Club

Why: Because it’s time for students to have a midsummer party!

Tickets: From kide.app 3,5€, from campus sales 3€, from the door 4€

Dress code: overalls/your midsummer outfit

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16.5. Night of Two Performances at Sotku

The Sotku Theatre will host a night of two performances on 16.5.: Russian ZONK'A's performance Essence ja Finnish Mira Kautto's performance Station to Station to Station.

ZONK'A: Essence

This performance was nominated for the National theatrical award "Golden Mask-2018" in 4 categories: the best performance, best work of choreographer, the best female and male role. Also the performance got special prize of Sverdlovsk festival-competion of theatrical works in Yekaterinburg. January 2018 this work was presented in the Dance Round Table festival in Taiwan and around 12 times in many cities in Russia.

Mira Kautto: Station to Station to Station

Mira Kautto’s new solo performance Station to Station to Station on simultaneously a sight of the future and a memory rising from deep down one’s mind. The performance dreams by using pieces of past and the different shades of darkness, the views glancing on boundaries of the sight.

Thursday 16th of May at 7pm

Sotku-teatteri, Suokatu 42/2, Kuopio

Ticekts 18/10 €
Reservations via online store. Tickets at the door half an hour before the performance.

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17.5. IFTAR RAMADAN 2019

Fasting is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, and during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. The fast-breaking meal eaten after sunset is called Iftar.

UEF Muslim Students’ Club will organize Iftar Ramadan this year. Members and non-members are welcome to join.

For further enquiries, please email your question to ahmad.gazali@uef.fi.



WHEN: May 17th 2100-2400

COST: Free for members and €2 for non-members



25.5. Market of Possibilities

Market of Possibilities is organized at Kuopio market square in collaboration with the Kuopio Center Summer Opening event  on Saturday 25.5.2019 from 11-14.

The event offers variety of cultural performances like, Indian and Bangladeshi dances as well as belly dance, singing, fashion show etc.

Pikku Myy and Nipsu will be there to entertain the kids!

In this event, you can also participate in our Market maze which has been offered by Kuopio's local associations and friendship societies. You can win inner water cruise for two people as prize!

This event is coordinated by Kompassi and free and open for everyone!

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Business Center events in May

Business Center together with Kuopio Entrepreneurship Society and Kuopio International Network are arranging two interesting events about networking and startup community. The events provide opportunities to discuss these issues together with others. Both events are free of charge and participation doesn’t require previous entrepreneurship experience. Snacks are available at the events. More information and registration link can be found on Facebook events below!

International BusinessCenter Networking – 23.5.2019 - Microkatu 1, B5014, From 14 – 16

4StartupsWithStartups - Communal meetup - 27.5.2019 - Microkatu 1, B5014, From 14 – 16



Summer Events in Kuopio 2019

Are you staying the summer in Kuopio? Here is a brief roundup of some of the events you can attend. Unfortunately some of the event pages are only in Finnish.

Tivoli Sariola 17.5.–26.5.2019. Hop on the ghost train or marvel at the scenery in the ferris wheel. The travelling fair of Tivoli Sariola will be at the Matkus Shopping centre.

Summer Season opener 24.–25.5.2019. On Friday and Saturday you can enjoy street musicians, street food, soapbox racing and plenty of other things at the market place.

LEGO event 25.–26.5.2019. Visit Studentia's sport hall and take a look at the various LEGO builds on display, build your own structure, or buy some more LEGO for your collection. Entry fee for adults is 6 €.

Kallaveden Kierros 2.6.2019. Cycling tour around the lake Kallavesi, organised by the cycling association of Kuopio. There are three routes ranging from 30 km to 150 km.

Great Beers - Small Breveries 6.–8.6.2019. The festival showcases craft beers, ciders, long drinks, distillery products, and soft drinks produced by microbreweries. There are also events in other cities, like in Helsinki and in Oulu.

Kuopio Comedy Festival 6.–8.6.2019. This standup festival takes place in bars and pubs in Kuopio. Some shows are also in English.

Kuopio Dance Festival 12.–18.6.2019. The oldest and largest dance festival in Nordic countries takes place for the 50th time. Come and join the celebrations!

Rock in the City 14.–15.6.2019. This two-day rock festival brings artists like Sonata Arctica and Marko Hietala to perform Kuopio.

Midsummer 21.–22.6.2019. Midsummer eve, or juhannus in Finnish, has traditionally been celebrated by Finns by going out of town to their summer cottages and enjoying the midnight sun, but recently more people are also staying in the city for the weekend. There are also events (usually featuring live bands, sauna, and midsummer bonfires) in places like Rauhalahti and Tahko. Midsummer is also a public holiday, so look out for exceptional opening hours in grocery stores.

Sale of Used Books at the Library 27.–28.6.2019. You can buy books that the library is removing from their collection with cash. The event is at the Kuopio City Library.

Kuopio Wine Festival 28.6.–6.7.2019. Theme for this annual event is Italy. Come and taste Italian wines and enjoy top-level pop and rock performers in the harbour.

Tahko MTB 29.6.2019. The largest mountain biking event in Finland takes place in Tahko.

Kuopiorock 25.–27.7.2019. Taking place in the picturesque Väinölänniemi area, the traditional festival is headlined this year by bands like The Offspring, Sabaton, Stam1na, Beast in Black, and many others.

Sunsets Kuopio 1.–3.8.2019. Sunsets Kuopio is the biggest free sporting and entertainment event in Finland, and it  takes place in the harbor of Kuopio. The main attraction is the beach volley tournament, but there's plenty of other action as well.

Other activities you can try: visit many of the museums in Kuopio, hit the various beaches like Väinölänniemi, try out the new Villku city bikes, visit the Tower of Puijo, take a cruise on the Kallavesi lake, try kayaking or SUPping, or check out the grand flea market at the Market Place on 19th of May, 16th of June, or on 21st of July.




UEF exchange students: What to do before leaving Kuopio

Things to do at the office of International Mobility Services, Canthia, Oppari

1) Departure Information Form and Request for Transcript. Fill the form and return it to Kirsi at Oppari (Canthia, 2nd floor, Oppari). As soon as all the courses are marked for you, we will post the Transcript to you to the address you have given on the form.

2) Letter of Confirmation. If your home University has given you their own Letter of Confirmation (or any other document proving the length of your exchange), please bring them with you so that they can be signed. Please make sure you receive a Letter of Confirmation before you leave Kuopio.

3) Feedback. We would love to hear about your experiences in Kuopio and develop our services for international students. Please spend a few minutes to fill out our online Feedback Form.

For more information, check Kirsi Konttinen's email at kisa-list mailing list or on Facebook.

Check out also the instructions on returning ISYY's Survival Package.


Study Finnish During the Summer

Welcome to study Finnish at Snellman Summer University in Kuopio!

  • Finnish for false beginners 3.–7.6.
  • Finnish course for mid-level speakers 29.7.–2.8.

More information check the brochure and Snellman kesäyliopisto website.

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APPLY NOW: Joensuu Summer School on Optics 2019: eXpeRience your reality

Date: 19.8.–30.8.2019
The Summer School eXpeRience your reality teach topics related to virtual and augmented reality glasses from theory to practice. Lectures include VR/AR/MR glass materials, displays, optical design, manufacturing, user interface and applications. In workshops, we are offering participants hands-on approach into design and implementation of VR/AR learning environments, virtualization of production, VR/AR medical applications, eye recognition, SmartLab and much more. The Summer School consists of lectures from experts in the academic field as well as representatives of companies and hands-on workshops.



  • Lecture: Irina Livshits (ITMO University) : Optical design in context of VR/AR glasses
  • Lecture: Dispelix Juuso Olkkonen: Diffractive waveguides for AR displays, introduction to AR displays, principals of diffractive photoconductor
  • Lecture: Steven LaValle (former chief scientist in, e.g., Oculus and Huawei VR/AR/MR): Human perception and its impact on VR/AR products and story of Oculus
  • Lecture: Tapani Levola: (former Principal hardware engineer of Microsoft in Hololens project)
  • Lecture: Bernard Kress: (Microsoft Hololens) Optical architectures and related technologies to enhance the visual experience and comfort in AR and MR headsets
  • Lecture: Next Games Riku Suomela (Mixed Reality Director) : AR technology meets game industry
  • And much much more

We reserve the right to make changes to the program during spring 2019.

The Summer School is organized in co-operation with: Department of Physics and Mathematics, UEF’s Summer School, Photonics Education in Joensuu –project and Photonics Finland National Cluster. The summer school is funded partly with the support of the European Regional Development Fund

Apply now!

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Reminder: Bread giveaway at Studentia on Tuesdays and Fridays

Virvatuli ry, an association for donating discard and extra food, starts giving away free bread in the lobby of Studentia (Yliopistonranta 3, entry through the A door) on week 11 (so from 12.3.2019 onwards). The bread is leftover bread from shops and bakeries, and students are free to take it for themselves.

The association will deliver the bread to the lobby of the Studentia building, next to tables near the porters’ post weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays until the end of May. The delivery should take place by noon. Please note that the delivery will only take place if there is bread to be delivered. If there is no bread to be given away, no extra notice will be posted. If you’re interested in the free bread, please visit Studentia and check out if there’s bread to go around.

For more information, please contact Ann-Lis Riikonen (phone 040 734 8458,  email al.savonia(at)gmail.com)

The bread giveaway will not take place during the summer.



Share your Kuopio Story

A new feature on the city of Kuopio's website, Kuopio Stories gives a voice to the immigrants living in Kuopio. We believe that in order to bring different people together and to strengthen our society we need to hear one another´s stories.

Kuopio is an international city and attracts talent from all parts of the World. Reasons that bring individuals to Kuopio vary but everyone has a story to tell. Kuopio Stories serves to give residents of Kuopio an opportunity to learn more of backgrounds of their international neighbours.

In addition, Kuopio Stories is meant to expand the reach of the story of Kuopio to be heard far and wide, as people who have made Kuopio their home share their experiences.

Do you have a story to tell? Please contact jukka.torikka@kuopio.fi. We are always looking for new stories to share! If you are not comfortable with writing, we can figure out another way for you to express yourself.

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IKEM Academy "Social innovation in the energy transition" – Apply for free spots!

IKEM, a non-profit think tank in Berlin, organizes an annual expert event called the IKEM Academy: Energy and Climate, during which a different focus topic is addressed each year.  

The topic of the IKEM Academy this year is "Social innovation in the energy transition". During the 5 days from 15–19 July, the Academy will start with a look at the slowly increasing awareness on a policy level that people must be at the heart of the energy transition, if we are to reach our climate targets and mobilize multi-level financing.

Our program then narrows its scope to the regional and local level, investigating examples of citizen driven initiatives that help shift our energy system and society to a low-carbon model. The last day will focus on sustainable cities, and the innovative social entrepreneurship and business models that have emerged over the past years.

Our Academy is highly international, we welcomed more than 60 different nationalities to Berlin in the past years, all passionate about driving climate action and affecting positive change, together.

This year, we would like to offer two free spots for students interested in the topic, which would include site visit to the energy autonomous village, Feldheim, workshops, lectures, and a BBQ.
If you are interested, you can apply through our online system here. Please make sure that you include "#SYL" in the "Note" section of the application in order to be eligible for the free spot. The deadline for the free spot application is May 31, 2019.

For more information, you can check out:

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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Call for applications: Talking Europe in the Digital Age: cultural, economic and citizen challenges

We are pleased to announce the opening call for applications for the 3rd summer workshop of the college of Cluny which succeeds at 15 years of  the Young European Citizen’s Convention.

Real area of democratic exchange, summer workshop of the college of Cluny  suggests to students and young professionals from all over Europe, the opportunity discussing their future, exchanging with other European young people and realizing a common project through an approach established  on respect and  listening.      

The participants are from different country (more than 20 nationalities represented every year) and have a wide variety of academic experiences:  economists, linguists, sociologists, scientists, jurists, journalists, medical, international relations Engineers, etc.. This interdisciplinarity allows us to enrich the discussions and to bring new perspectives on our activities.   

In Cluny from 4 to 13 July 2019, the participants will exchange around  the topic " Talking Europe in the Digital Age: cultural, economic and citizen challenges" And will share their observations and visions on the subject and will then elaborate their propositions on the topic.

You can find all the necessary information on our website. You can also join us on Facebook. Note the extended call for applications until 31st May 2019.

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Transparency School 2019 in Lithuania

Transparency School is the leading summer course on anti-corruption in the world. Since 2010, it has already welcomed more than 1000 future leaders from around 120 countries worldwide.

This year the School will take place on 8-14 July 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Transparency School is organized in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris Law School. After successfully completing the course, students receive 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. The School features three teaching modules aimed at participants from academia, civic society as well as from the public and private sectors.

University students of Nordplus Law Network partner universities are entitled to receive a Nordplus mobility grant of 400 EUR, once selected for the Transparency School 2019.

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2019.

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Survey on Burnout

Please answer the following survey on Burnout Syndrome in higher education students. The questionnaire takes about 15 minutes of your time.

Burnout is a long term response to occupational interpersonal stressors associated with emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and low self-efficacy. This syndrome has been identified as highly prevalent in university students. However, the study of the Burnout Syndrome determinants and consequences are still incipient. Thus, the goal of this project is to identify and relate the determining factors of the Burnout Syndrome in higher education students.

Your participation is voluntary. If you want to participate we ask that you answer all items in a sensible and honest way. This study presents 6 questionnaires that should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

The questionnaire does not require identification and the data collected will be confidential, you will be able to stop the questionnaire at any moment with no penalty whatsoever. This research will further our knowledge about the determinants of the Burnout Syndrome, its antecedents and consequences in higher education students, which will contribute significantly to the development of prevention strategies of this Syndrome.

Your participation in this research will not have any risk or discomfort and there is no financial benefit associated.

This study was properly validated by ISPA-IU's Ethics Commission (Process: I/017/02/2019).

If you have any doubt or suggestion you may contact the researchers via e-mail: Hugo Assunção MSc (hassuncao@ispa.pt), Professor João Marôco PhD (jpmaroco@ispa.pt), or Professor Heidi Harju-Luukkainen  PhD (heidi.k.harju-luukkainen@nord.no) .

Thank you for your collaboration! 

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EU Careers Student Ambassadors

If you are a student keen to promote EU careers on your university campus then why not apply to become an EU Career Student Ambassador?

As part of the experience, you will be able to:

  •     Find out more about EU Career opportunities and promote them to your fellow students
  •     Build a fantastic student network across Europe
  •     Gain work experience during your studies that will give your CV extra weight
  •     Develop your skills in public speaking, marketing and HR
  •     Receive a full induction training and coaching throughout the role
  •     Access to high-ranking EU officials
  •     A reference letter based on your performance

We are looking for motivated, outgoing people with enthusiasm to promote EU Careers in your university.

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Opiskelijatöihin.fi  is an employment service website covering North Karelia and North Savo regions. The service is created and maintained by the Student’s Eastern-Finland association.

Students can leave their profiles anonymously for employers to find and also seek employers’ job advertisements.

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Jobs, internships and thesis offers

Aarresaari is a network of Academic Career Services representing 13 Finnish Universities.

The network offers services for university students, graduates and employers, as well as for the universities themselves. At the same time the network builds brigdes between students and employers.

Aarresaari webpage is maintained by Suomen Akateemiset rekrytointipalvelut and you can find internship, job and thesis offer postings here.

Check out also UEF's open positions.


Event calendar

In this section you can find some more events briefly with links to their pages.

13.–18.5. Liekeissä! Festival at Wanha Satama

14.5. UEF Kuopion ylioppilaskuoro's spring concert 'Flavour of Sunshine'

15.5. Pre-midsummer Party in Passion Club

16.5. ZONK'A: Essence + Mira Kautto: Station to Station to Station at Sotku

17.–18.5. KorvaBoosti urban music festival

19.5. Grand Flea Market at the Market Square (Tori)

24.–25.5. StreetKuopio street food event at the Market Square (Tori)

25.5. Market of Possibilities at Kuopio Market Square (Tori)

Check out these sites for more events:


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Please note that after this message Weekly Feed is on summer holiday, and will return in August.


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