University figures

In all its activities, the University of Oulu strives for excellent quality, performance and attractiveness. Our research strength areas reach top-level in the world and our diversified education responds to different needs in changing society. As a result of the work in the university, opportunities for innovations and businesses arise.

Basic information of the university

1958

Year of foundation

13 500

students in 8 faculties

3400

employees

60 000+

alumni

In top 3% of the world´s universities

Ranked between 301 and 600 of the world´s universities. Read more about rankings.

Degrees in 2020: 2825

Lower degrees 1173
Higher degrees 1509
Doctoral degrees 143

International master´s programmes 23
International degree students 1060
Exchange students 352

Facts about the staff

  • 51 % women
  • 19 % from abroad
  • 39 % has a doctoral degree 
  • 58 % teaching and research staff
  • 68 % works in faculties

Societal impact

250 M€

Total funding

2728

Scientific publications in 2020

71

Research-based spin-off companies since 2000

33

Invention disclosures in 2020