Science with Arctic Attitude

The University of Oulu is a northern, international science university. We are producing new scientific knowledge and solutions to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world.

International top research

In the University of Oulu, we participate in solving global problems with our cutting-edge research. Multidisciplinary research is conducted in five focus areas and new research openings are sought particularly at interdisciplinary interfaces.  The basis for applied multidisciplinary research is created by long-term basic research.

Our research strengths relate to the creation and understanding of digital future, and Arctic research. Our 6G researchers are pioneering the development of future wireless technologies. Arctic research, education and collaboration encompass all of our research fields.

Interdisciplinary research community

The research units of our eight faculties form a scientific community with unique interdisciplinary strengths. Many of our research units represent the international top in their respective fields. 

Open and responsible research

We want to contribute to the impact of science in society. Our determined Programme of Responsible Research helps us to promote open utilization of knowledge both in scientific research and in society.

The principles of University´s  declaration on responsible science include:  

  • quality of research 
  • transparency 
  • open access 
  • equality 
  • sustainability

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