University of Oulu fundraising campaign result nearly 11 million euros

The University of Oulu fundraising campaign Tule kasvamaan kanssamme, Growing Together, raised 10.7 million euros. The Government matched funding scheme for donations received January 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017 will greatly increase the value of donations. Donations worth of about 9.6 million euros are estimated to qualify for the matched funding scheme. Technical sciences, medicine as well as economics and business administration were to receive most donations allocated to an educational field.

The total number of donors is 1680. Donations from individuals total 1.1 million euros. More than half of the campaign result was donated by foundations (5.6 million euros) and a third by companies (3.6 million euros).

"I am very happy for the broad support we have experienced during the campaign. It shows that the university, science and education are valued and appreciated” says rector Jouko Niinimäki and expresses his thanks to all donors: "Every single gift has been important in achieving this wonderful result.”

The result of the campaign will greatly increase the university's donation capital that was about 50 million euros prior to the campaign. With the return of the donation capital, the university annually distributes several millions to research projects and education. Through donations, many key recruitments become possible.

The University of Oulu will continue fundraising efforts even after the campaign. Read more about supporting science at


More information:

Head of External Relations Sakari Jussi-Pekka, +358 40 546 6866



Last updated: 30.6.2017