The administration of the FoM was reorganized in 2015 as five institutes were replaced by 11 research units. Disciplines are integrated into these units, the names of which partly emphasize the focus areas of the research of the faculty.

Research is also integrated into approximately 70 research groups of Medical Research Center Oulu.  MRC Oulu is a strategic research organization of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the University of Oulu offering multidisciplinary research environment for clinical, translational and health care socioeconomic research. Some research groups are also members of Biocenter Oulu, which is an umbrella organization within the Biosciences and Health research focus area of the University of Oulu.

The researc focus areas are categorized into international top level research and promising, future research areas. The first category consists e.g. of cardiovascular research and system epidemiology utilizing among others the Northern Finland Birth cohort data. Strong, future research areas are e.g. ICT and health -research, society- and business-oriented research as well as medical imaging, physics and technology –research, translational and environmental and respiratory researchPediatric research has grown to be a world-class science.

Last updated: 21.5.2018