Alumni activities

The University of Oulu alumni, who influence with their expertise nationally and globally, are a matter of great pride for us. The University of Oulu alumni body is nowadays over 65,000. Each year, more than a thousand new masters and a hundred new doctoral alumni join the alumni community.

Alumni Community is there for you

All University of Oulu graduates with a Bachelor's, Master's, Licentiate or a Doctoral Degree are our alumni. Whether you graduated today or decades ago, you are an important part of the university community. The University of Oulu is developing alumni activities that create a warm atmosphere for the entire university. Welcome along!

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The University of Oulu organizes various seminars, conferences, lecture series, thesis defense ceremonies and other open events throughout the year, to which alumni are also warmly welcomed. Major events held annually include Alumni Day, the Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year and the University Gala. Alumni can also independently organize annual course meetings and class reunions, as well as other regular encounters with old classmates and fellow students. Alumni Relations is there to provide assistance when arranging a class reunion.

Stay connected with others – Sign up for the Alumni community

Through the alumni community, you stay up-to-date on the latest research, news and events in your field, and training opportunities at the university. The alumni community offers you opportunities to network with other alumni as well. We offer social media platforms for discussion and networking.

Sign up to the community through this link.

Join University of Oulu's Alumni LinkedIn group and Facebook group.

Have an impact and deepen your skills

Continuous learning and self-development are an important part of today’s working life. The world and the way we do work are changing rapidly, so it's good to keep your own skills up to date. The multidisciplinary University of Oulu offers many courses that are useful for alumni, continuing training and further education opportunities. Have a look a the available courses and modules to study.

Do you want to make good use of your experience and support a student close to graduation in work-related and career-related reflections? As a mentor for a university student, you can develop your interaction and guidance skills, network interdisciplinary with like-minded people and share your experience of working life.

By taking the national career monitoring survey, you can give your home university feedback on the degree you have completed and its relevance in the labor market. Feedback will be used to improve the quality of education and provide important information for research use. The target group includes those who have completed a master's degree five years ago and a doctorate degree three years ago.

Alumn of the year

The University of Oulu Association nominates annually the Alumn of the Year from among the graduates of the University of Oulu. This honorable nomination will be awarded for a person of special merit in their field.

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