Research – High-level impactful science

The University of Oulu is a northern, international science university. We are producing new scientific knowledge and solutions to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world.

Research focus areas respond to global challenges

At the University of Oulu, multidisciplinary research is conducted in five focus areas. The basis for applied multidisciplinary research is created by long-term basic research.

As one of the Northernmost international science universities, we have a particular possibility and responsibility to study questions related to the Arctic. Arctic research, education and collaboration encompass all our research fields.

International top research

Our cutting-edge research is based on strong multidisciplinary competence. New research openings are sought particularly at interdisciplinary interfaces. These interdisciplinary research openings relate to the creation and understanding of digital future and building of more sustainable world, among others.

Interdisciplinary research community

The research units of our eight faculties form a scientific community with unique interdisciplinary strengths. Many of our research units represent the international top in their respective fields. The research is supported by high-quality research infrastructures.

Find our researchers

At the University of Oulu, there are about 2000 researchers. They explore a wide and multidisciplinary range of topics relevant to the future of both human and the whole globe. Get acquainted with researchers by focus area.

 

Research career at the University of Oulu?

Our international working environment offers diverse and interesting opportunities.

Open and responsible research

We want to contribute to the impact of science in society. Our determined Programme of Responsible Research helps us to promote open utilization of knowledge both in scientific research and in society.

The principles of University´s  declaration on responsible science include:  

  • quality of research 
  • transparency 
  • open access 
  • equality 
  • sustainability

Research with impact

We bring our research findings and knowledge available to different actors in society. We actively promote the development and deployment of research-driven innovations and applications.

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Research-based spin-off companies since 2000

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Invention disclosures in 2021

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