University of Oulu - more sustainable, more intelligent, more humane

The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates new knowledge, well-being and innovations for the future through research and education. The University of Oulu, founded in 1958, is one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

Creating innovation for the future

13 500

students in 8 faculties



In all its activities, the University of Oulu strives for excellent quality and high efficiency. Our researchers produce nearly 3000 scientific publications each year and several new research-driven startups arise yearly.

Open positions and career alternatives

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Faculties and university management

The university consists of eight faculties and many specialized research units. The highest decision-making body in the University is the Board, which has 12 members. The Board decides, for example, on the central goals, strategy, and direction of the University's operations and economy.

Strategy and values guide the university's activities

The University of Oulu conducts impactful and responsible research. Our aim is to provide an excellent student experience and healthy university community. Our values are: Creating new, Taking responsibility, and Succeeding together. Sustainable development is a goal in all of our operations.

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