Welcome to the University of Oulu Careers
And it's not all about work. Our flexible and family-friendly environment makes it easy for you to strike the perfect balance between work and homelife.
Oulu life, Good life
Oulu has it all.
University life with a tight-knit, supportive community.
Work life with innovation, talented colleagues, and top-level research.
A safe life in a lively Nordic country.
An affordable life in a beautiful sea-side city with nature and activities.
Oulu life is good life.
Why choose us?
At the University of Oulu, we encourage multidisciplinary collaboration, enable diverse career development opportunities, and strive to be the best workplace for all. In starting your career with us, you will join a unique university community in northernmost Finland and you will play a central role in producing new scientific knowledge and innovative solutions to important local and global challenges.
Our promises to you
- Scientific excellence: we combine multidisciplinarity, cutting edge research and teaching, and a genuine spirit of collaboration to deliver outstanding scientific and educational output.
- Autonomy and empowerment: we encourage you to independently use your skills, grow and develop, and do work that makes a difference.
- Diversity and equality: as an employer, we value and foster diversity by pro-actively promoting gender equality and non-discrimination.
- Genuine work-life balance: we offer a flexible and family-friendly organizational culture that safeguards the wellbeing of all, and gives you the freedom to balance your working and private life.
Who we are
Find out what it’s like to work as a researcher at the University of Oulu and the journey some of our researchers took to arrive here. Around one third of our research staff are international.
For new employees
Are you a new employee? Here’s some handy information to help you get started at the University of Oulu!
The links below offer a lot of useful information for new employees, instructions for international staff members and researchers on what to do before and after arriving in Finland, and general information about life in Oulu.
We recommend reading the instructions thoroughly to ensure your career at the University of Oulu begins and continues as smoothly as possible.
International staff guide
Moving to a new city or even a new country is always a big change. This checklist is your quick reference guide to practicalities that need to be taken care of before and after your arrival in Oulu.
Life in Oulu
The Oulu region is home to over 200 000 people, making it the largest urban centre in northern Scandinavia and one of the fastest growing regions in Finland.