UNIC European University
The City of Oulu is the University of Oulu’s partner in the European University UNIC. It is dedicated to develop a dialogic relationship with its post-industrial city partners to address their questions, such as structural changes. In Oulu, they relate to the population growth and new opportunities in urban ecosystems. In post-industrial cities’ context, superdiverse people are considered a strength. In a smart city, knowledge management becomes a key approach, and the city is developed together with stakeholders.
UNIC provides attractive education for a diverse population. The students of the University of Oulu's can take joint programmes and choose courses from all UNIC universities. Furthermore, a shared campus between UNIC universities is developed for easy international mobility.
- The Superdiversity Academy to create models for organising inclusive education for a diverse population.
- A shared campus between UNIC universities to promote international mobility.
- Collaboration through double and joint degrees and virtual course offerings
Engaged Research enables research to have better impact. Knowledge is not produced just for the society, but instead, with the society and within the society.
The European University UNIC develops a framework and supportive systems for involving and engaging citizens, civil society and public/cities authorities in research and innovation. UNIC creates a truly European infrastructure for studying the questions and challenges of post-industrial cities.
Contact the Oulu UNIC4ER H2020 team by email unic.info[at]oulu.fi
- Engaged Research Officer Sari Hirvonen-Kantola
- Engaged Research Officer Mervi Heikkinen
CityLabs events address the challenges of changing cities through co-creation.
- The UNIC CityLabs festival was held in Liège, Belgium in October 2021, see snapshots on a video
Contact the Oulu UNIC CityLabs Coordinator Mia Kemppaala by email unic.info[at]oulu.fi
The UNIC European University includes
Bilbao, University of Deusto, Spain
Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Cork, University College Cork, Ireland
Istanbul, Koç University, Turkey
Liège, University of Liège, Belgium
Zagreb, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Rotterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands (coordinator)
Oulu, the University of Oulu, Finland
Contact the Oulu UNIC team by email unic.info[at]oulu.fi
- Operative Leader Johanna Bluemink
- Project Manager Henna Määttä
- CityLabs Coordinator Mia Kemppaala
- Project Planner Annina Vahera-Chibnik
Here we are! Find the staff introductions