University of Oulu works in collaboration with many different networks promoting sustainable development and social responsibility.
University of Oulu is part of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The goal of SDSN is to find practical solutions through science and technology to implement the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). The representative of the University of Oulu also participates in the meetings of SDSN Northern Europe network.
The training school of the University of Oulu, Oulun Normaalikoulu, is part of the UNESCO Associated Schools network. The member schools participate in promoting the goals of UNESCO. The most important event of Oulun Normaalikoulu is the Week of Peace and Tolerance that is held in October. Oulun Normaalikoulu is also part of the Polaris network which is a network for UNESCO schools in Northern Finland.