The city of Kuopio is investing in development of the area, which covers Savilahti, Kuopio Science Park and the campus site comprising the Kuopio campus of the University of Eastern Finland with its surrounding businesses and the University Hospital.
Overnight stays by visitors to Kuopio reached nearly a million in 2015. According to the statistic on tourism, the accommodation providers recorded 950 000 overnight stays last year.
The University of Eastern Finland was ranked among the world’s finest universities in seven subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. Out of the Finnish universities, the University of Eastern Finland gained the fourth most positions in the ranking.
There are over 112,000 inhabitants in the city of Kuopio, according to the latest analysis. The net migration has remained lively. In addition, construction in Kuopio has also continued actively.
Tero Saarinen Company and the legendary Butoh Dance Company Sankai Juku perform at Kuopio Dance Festival in the summer 2016. The programme will also feature Cinderella by the Malandain Ballet Biarritz, the flamenco star Israel Galván, and the leaders of contemporary Italian dance, Aterballetto.