Soft Landings – Finnish Working Life

- ECTS credits, Academic Year 2022-2023, -
Finnish working life is often quite different from what a newcomer has got used to in another country. The Finnish Working Life course by the University of Oulu offers a wide perspective into what matters in work in Finland and what the main rules of Finnish working life are.


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It is important for anyone moving to Finland for work to get a comprehensive information package on Finnish working life and culture at arrival. This way you get a smooth start with  Finnish working culture and will know where to find more information if needed. 

The Finnish Working Life course goes through themes such as

  • Special features of Finnish working life
  • What is meant by self-determination
  • How to communicate with Finns
  • Finnish meeting practices
  • Decision making in companies
  • Taxation
  • Compulsory deductions from salaries
  • The Finnish pension system

Training sessions also include a workshop during which the participants can get answers to their more specific questions and can discuss different topics of the Finnish working life with the course trainers.

The course is held by the University of Oulu's multicultural communication experts. 

You join the course sessions face to face at the University of Oulu or via Teams.


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Continuous learning


Academic Year 2022-2023

Field of study

Humanities, social sciences, journalism and information



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University of Oulu



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For more information, contact Planning Officer Monika Luukkonen by email at
Last updated: 8.11.2022