24.1.2020 News

11 percent increase in the number of international master's programmes applications at Oulu Business School

Altogether 939 applications were submitted to the Oulu Business School’s international master’s degree programmes. The application period ended 22 January, 2020. The number increased by 11 percent from the previous year (2019: 847). International Business Management was the second most popular programme in the University of Oulu.

22.1.2020 News

Finland's first professor specialising in brand management started at the University of Oulu

The first Finnish professor specialising in brand management has been appointed at the University of Oulu. Docent Saila Saraniemi, Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, started in the position at the beginning of this year.

20.12.2019 News

Graduation with old degree structures ends in July 2020

Graduation with old degree structure will end in July 31, 2020. This concerns students in international master’s programmes whose right to study has started in fall 2013 or earlier.

4.12.2019 News

Geography to support health services

The SOLOGS project of the University of Oulu examines the ideal location and most reasonable logistics for the social and health care service network in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The results of the project, which will be completed in autumn 2020, are already attracting interest.

13.11.2019 News

DigiHealth aims for practical applications

Digital health technology is one of the most important research themes at the University of Oulu. The DigiHealth project also takes researchers to the corridors of Oulu University Hospital.

7.11.2019 News

Foundation for Economic Education: 100 years in support of the future

Thursday the 7th November is the 100-year anniversary celebration of the Foundation for Economic Education in Finland.

29.5.2019 News

Pentti Pikkarainen appointed Professor of Practice at the Oulu Business School

Pentti Pikkarainen, PhD (Econ), has been appointed Professor of Practice at the Oulu Business School.

20.5.2019 News

Dean Mikko Puhakka receives an award for his merits in research and education

Professor Mikko Puhakka was awarded a € 15,000 award for his merits in economics research and education by the Finnish Cultural Foundation's North Ostrobothnia Regional Found in May 17, 2019.

8.5.2019 News

Yritys: Vastaa ja tule kehittämään alueellista digipalvelutarjontaa

Nyt voit vaikuttaa suomalaisten yritysten digiosaamiseen ja -valmiuksiin!

5.4.2019 News

The Cross-Border Cooperation on innovation – The joint taskforce

In the Arctic Spirit conference in Rovaniemi November 2017, Arctic 5 universities and cities (Oulu, Rovaniemi, Luleå, Umeå and Tromso) decided to set up a joint taskforce to improve cross-border co

30.1.2019 News

Extension of AACSB accreditation for Oulu Business School

A high quality research and education of Oulu Business School (OBS) has been recognized again with the extension of international AACSB accreditation. OBS was the fourth business school in the Nordic countries to earn the initial accreditation in 2013. Now it is one of the longest accredited business schools in the Nordic countries.

24.1.2019 News

847 applications to the international master’s programmes

Oulu Business School received altogether 847 applications to its five international master’s programmes. The number is higher than before the introduction of tuition fees. This year, the University of Oulu has a stricter scholarship programme and language requirements compared to previous year.

16.1.2019 News

Genetic factors partly explain risk behaviour

Researchers from the University of Oulu are involved in a large-scale international study, which shows that genetic factors partly explain risk behaviour. The effect of individual genes on risk behaviour is low, but the interaction of genes is significant.

5.12.2018 News

The fPlaza project promotes leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability

University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences reinforce women’s high-growth entrepreneurship, career opportunities and business expertise in the international fPlaza project. The aim is to develop and pilot three entrepreneurship and business management training programs for women in entrepreneurial or leading positions.

18.10.2018 News

Oulu Business School among the best in the world in THE Ranking

Oulu Business School was ranked for the first time by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

15.8.2018 News

Best Paper Award for Oulu Business School’s Juha Tuunainen

Juha Tuunainen and Anu Kajamaa won the award of Best Practice-oriented Paper at the Academy of Management's annual conference in Chicago, USA.

29.6.2018 News

70 % suomalaisyrityksistä panostaa digiratkaisuihin lähivuosina - Nyt luodaan uusia palveluja ja liiketoimintamalleja

Yritykset hakevat digitalisaatiosta ratkaisuja kilpailukyvyn vauhdittamiseksi. Yli kaksikolmasosaa eli noin 69 % suomalaisyrityksistä sanoo panostavansa digiratkaisuihin seuraavan kahden vuoden sisällä. Eniten aiotaan luoda uusia palveluja ja liiketoimintamalleja. Tämä ilmenee  Oulun yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulun ja VTT:n selvityksestä, jossa kartoitettiin suomalaisyritysten digitalisaatioon liittyviä näkemyksiä, tavoitteita ja haasteita.

18.6.2018 News

SOLOGS-project aims to low carbon social and healthcare services

SOLOGS - Low Carbon Logistics in Local Social and Health Care Services” -project continues healthcare related research collaboration between Geoinformatics and Logistics in University of Oulu.

29.5.2018 News

President Ahtisaari: The Nordic model is worth keeping

President Martti Ahtisaari believes it is important to promote the Nordic social model. “Everyone should be able to feel good as part of the society and able to develop their skills and abilities. This kind of society is a good society, and one that develops”, he said while speaking on 23 May at the Maailma Nyt! Special Forum at the University of Oulu, run by the institute, which carries his name. The forum was the main event of the 10th jubilee year of Martti Ahtisaari Institute.

23.5.2018 News

Saara Pekkarinen to become an emerita university researcher

Oulu Business School's first emeritus/emerita university researcher Dr. Saara Pekkarinen begins her emerita periot in the beginning of June, 2018.

4.5.2018 News

Business growth and declining population in the Arctic

The population in the Arctic is declining, and the population grows increasingly old, concludes a new Business Index North report. Along with lower levels of education, this constitutes significant challenges.

28.2.2018 News

Sauli Sohlo appointed Chair of the European Affinity Group of AACSB International

Sauli Sohlo from Martti Ahtisaari Institute has been appointed as the Chair of the AACSB International European Affinity Group for 2018.

1.12.2017 News

Foundation for Economic Education board awards 300 000€ in grants to Northern Finland

The Foundation for Economic Education board has on No

15.8.2017 News

Olli Rehn visits University of Oulu: a seminar and a football tournament

Olli Rehn enjoyed his morning coffee in the University of Oulu on August 10th. After that, he shared his views of the current situation of Finnish economy.