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Coming up : Työtä Karnevaalit, a unique recruitment event!

Seeking a job? Looking for the perfect match, even? Then look no further, as a heart-pounding event is about to take place very soon. On the 17th of August at Sokos Hotel Kimmel in Joensuu, employers and job seekers are looking for the perfect match! Työtä-karnevaalit is a free recruitment event where anyone can drop […]


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How to make good use of your foreign education degree in Finland

Your education is not automatically null and void once you cross the border and apply for a lucrative job in a new country. On the contrary, a degree is and should be a valuable asset everywhere, but due to different education systems used in most countries, using a degree to your advantage in a foreign […]


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Welcome to International House Joensuu

As of 30 May, 2022, the immigration services of the city of Joensuu are effectively renamed International House Joensuu. The new name shares similarities with other International Houses operating in other major Finnish cities, such as Helsinki, Tampere, and Turku. You can even find an International House in Estonia and Copenhagen, making the concept truly […]


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The Multicultural Workplace: Lietsu

Talent Hub Joensuu visited Lietsu Boutique Aparthotel to interview entrepreneur Maria Saastamoinen. A hotel founded to show North-Karelian hospitality to foreigners, Lietsu has taken full advantage of the help offered by the surrounding community and international talent to become a second home to travellers of all sorts. In the old cream-coloured postal building in the […]


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The multicultural workplace: Nanocomp

Multiculturalism has enabled Nanocomp to turn itself from a small university initiative into a global business. Vice president Matti Eronen tells TalentHub Joensuu how Nanocomp has learned to navigate the complexities of both the international market and international workforce. Nanocomp is a photonics manufacturer that produces light guides, optical film components and management films and […]




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The multicultural workplace: Kataja Basket

Multiculturalism has touched more than just the traditional business life in Joensuu. Basketball club Kataja Basket has had a hand in normalising multiculturalism for decades. Kataja’s executive manager Johannes Lasaroff sat down with Talent Hub Joensuu to talk about Kataja Basket’s challenges and triumphs, and how international talent has contributed to the club’s success. Executive […]


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Pavel Kipriianov crossed the border for studies and is planning to stay in Joensuu after graduation

Not all international talents cross oceans and continents for work or studies. Pavel Kipriianov is a student from Petrozavodsk who found his new home in Joensuu but a stone’s throw away from Russian Karelia – a place at once novel and exciting as well as delightfully familiar. Pavel is second-year biology student in UEF’s international […]


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Traveller by heart – Belgian Sam Pintens leads a family-oriented life in Joensuu

People who migrate to new countries do so for different reasons. For some, such as Belgian Sam Pintens, the move to Finland sprung from unexpected necessity, but the transition was easier and more pleasant than expected. Sam Pintens is a Belgian migrant. The best moniker to describe the man would likely be “citizen of the […]