Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oulu is the northernmost of its kind in Finland, providing teaching and research in practically all the academic disciplines concerned with achievements in the humanities: history, language and linguistics, cultural studies and literature. The Faculty offers a wide variety of teaching and possesses a definite character of its own, two subjects having the only professorial chair in Finland, namely the History of Science and Ideas, and Saami Language and Saami Culture. The Faculty of Humanities is responsible for the education of Saami language teachers in Finland. This is organized in the Giellagas Institute

Forced displacement and migration are part of Finland’s recent history


At the Faculty of Humanities, research is carried out in all represented disciplines. Research is focused on people, their activities and interactions – in different environments, at different times. 

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The University of Oulu welcomes over 600 exchange students from all over the world every year. Would you like to be one of them? High quality teaching and excellent programmes are offered in all of our ten faculties.