University figures

In all its activities, the University of Oulu strives for excellent quality, performance and attractiveness. Our research strength areas reach top-level in the world and our diversified education responds to different needs in changing society. As a result of the work in the university, opportunities for innovations and businesses arise.

Basic information of the university

1958

Year of foundation

13 800

students in 8 faculties

3700

employees

65 000+

alumni

In top 3% of the world´s universities

Ranked between 251 and 526 of the world´s universities. Read more about rankings.

Degrees in 2021: 2656

Lower degrees 1049
Higher degrees 1446
Doctoral degrees 161

International master´s programmes 22
International degree students 1470
Exchange students 461

Facts about the staff

  • 47 % women
  • 20 % from abroad
  • 31 % has a doctoral degree 
  • 58 % teaching and research staff
  • 75 % works in faculties

Societal impact

260 M€

Total funding

3110

Scientific publications in 2021

74

Research-based spin-off companies since 2000

41

Invention disclosures in 2021