Week against Racism – Recognize, Be Aware, Act

The national Week Against Racism (week 12) hosts a variety of programs in Oulu and within the University of Oulu. Respect for other people and preventing racism are highlighted and discussed in the events. See the whole event list and join the week's celebrations!
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The theme of the week is Racism and Working Life, which is based on the themes of the National ETNO and the Red Cross. The main message of the campaign is "Recognize, Be Aware, Act".

Oulu Loves Me events are open to everyone. See all of the events happening in the official lineup of the week at the City of Oulu’s website. Also, in addition to Oulu loves me events UniOulu is hosting UNIC day to raise awareness of the variety of things the European University network UNIC offers.

See all events happening within the University of Oulu below.

Monday 20.3.

Iranian New Year at 12–14

University of Oulu, Linnanmaa Campus, green coat racks (next to Tellus) and Saalastinsali

The occasion celebrates Iranian New Year with traditional Iranian food, music and dance. The event includes a dance performance with local Iranian dancers from different ethnicities. The performance is followed by a fun dance workshop teaching basic Iranian dance moves to the audience. There will also be a live music performance and a presentation with content about Iranian culture and traditions. Parts of the occasion are organized in front of the green coat racks and the performances are in a separate space (to be confirmed).

Organized by University of Oulu, Talent Boost

Wednesday 23.3.

Finding Finns Pop-up event at 14–16

University of Oulu, Tellus stage

Immigrants tell about Finnish habits, Sisu, Kalevala and Moomin, as well as the history of Finland in their own words.

Fun and engaging event. The presentation is in Englishand the goal of the event is to support integration. The Red Cross voluntary activities and Talent Boost are also presented. Open to all interested immigrants and native Finns!

In cooperation with the Red Cross Oulu branch and Talent Boost

UNIC day Linnanmaa

University of Oulu, Tellus lobby at 10–14.

Welcome to discover the opportunities offered by European University UNIC, including courses, events, and exchanges! The UNIC stand will offer snacks, coffee and tea, badges, and lots of information about current and upcoming UNIC opportunities. Welcome!

(A similar event will be held at Kontinkangas campus soon. Stay tuned!)

Friday 24.3.

“Dispelling the Myths of International Recruitment” at 14

Hallituskatu 36, BusinessAsema stage

Why hire international talent? How to do it? What support mechanisms are available? Experiences from the field help us to break these myths on international recruitment.

Organized by University of Oulu, Talent Boost

You are warmly welcome to celebrate our multicultural University community!

Last updated: 15.3.2023