Welcome to work at the University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer you an international and inspiring working environment where you are given responsibility and can use your skills, develop yourself and do work that matters. Our flexible and family-friendly workplace makes it easy for you to balance work and leisure.
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Why us?

At the University of Oulu, you will be part of our northern science university community producing new scientific information and science-based solutions. We foster multidisciplinary collaboration and enable diverse career development opportunities. We strive to be the best place to work for all our staff.

We offer you

  • A workplace to solve global challenges by combining multidisciplinary approaches, high-level research and teaching as well as efficient collaboration
  • A work environment where you are trusted and where you can use your skills, develop yourself and do work that matters
  • An employer who values and fosters diversity and is active in promoting gender equality and non-discrimination
  • A flexible and family-friendly operational culture that promotes the well-being of the personnel so that you have the freedom to balance your working and private life
  • A value foundation that guides us in creating new and taking responsibility and the culture of succeeding together


Additionally, we offer you a wide range of staff benefits from occupational health care and paid parental leave to sport, cultural and wellness benefits. We also have a spouse network to help spouses settle in Finland. 

Choose us for your career

Who are we

Get to know what it is like to work as a researcher at the University of Oulu and how some of our researchers ended up in Oulu. About a third of our research staff are international.

For new employees

Are you a new employee and need the information to get started?

In the below links, you can find 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 as well as information about living in Oulu.

We recommend reading the instructions to ensure your smooth onboarding to the University of Oulu.

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