Welcome to work to the University of Oulu

We take on science with an Arctic attitude at the University of Oulu. It means perseverance, ingenuity, and cooperation. With this attitude, the University of Oulu has become an expert in technology, health, culture, environment, and Arctic conditions.

We offer an international and inspiring working environment where everyone can be themselves, take on their full potential and work with a sense of meaning and mission. Our two compact and modern campuses with close to 70 different research units create a fruitful platform for multidisciplinary collaboration with diverse career development opportunities.

In the University of Oulu we have

100 nationalities

3700 employees

30% international research staff

160-175 days snow on the ground

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Who we are

We are explorers, experts, enthusiasts, and so much more. Our employees come from many parts of the world creating a unique atmosphere where curiosity meets critical thinking in a low-hierarchy setting.

It’s a wide array of different disciplines and it makes the work quite interesting.
-Élise Lépy

Here there is a lot of trust upfront and it’s really creative, a little bit entrepreneurial.
-Jan Hermes

Work with us

We strive to create a work environment where our employees can thrive and feel the joy of working.  At the same time, we encourage our employees to actively participate in the development of their own work and the whole work community. This is how we achieve world-class performance, high quality and global impact in everything we do.

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