University of Oulu – Working for a more sustainable, more intelligent and more humane world

The University of Oulu is an international science university that creates new knowledge, well-being and innovations for the future through research and education. The University of Oulu, founded in 1958, is one of the largest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

Creating innovation for the future


students in 8 faculties



In all its activities, the University of Oulu strives for excellent quality and high efficiency. Our researchers produce nearly 3000 scientific publications each year, and several new research-driven startups arise yearly.

Opportunities for careers and lifelong learning

Open positions and career alternatives

Interested in the career opportunities offered by our international and multidisciplinary working environment? See what it´s like to work with us, and check out what kind of possibilities there are for you.

Continuous learning

The University of Oulu is open to everyone. Are you seeking to improve your knowledge and skills in work life, exploring new paths or searching for customized educational solutions for your organization? Check out the course offering and services of continuous learning.

Faculties and university management

The university consists of eight faculties and many specialized research units. The highest decision-making body in the university is the Board. The Board decides on the central goals, strategy and direction of the university's operations and economy.

Strategy and values guide the university's activities

The University of Oulu conducts impactful and responsible research. Our aim is to provide an excellent student experience and a healthy university community. Our values are: Creating new, Taking responsibility, and Succeeding together. Sustainable development is a goal in all of our operations.

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