The University of Oulu, founded in 1958, is one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.
The Interdisciplinary University of Oulu has eight faculties. The research units of our faculties constitute a strong multidisciplinary scientific community. In addition to faculties, research is conducted in focus institutes linking disciplines, as well as other research units.
In the University of Oulu, we participate in solving global problems with our cutting-edge research. Multidisciplinary research is conducted in five focus areas and new research openings are sought particularly at interdisciplinary interfaces. The basis for applied multidisciplinary research is created by long-term basic research.
Valojobs is a recruitment service for the universities of Vaasa, Lapland and Oulu. Valojobs-service offers an efficient way to target a job advertisement, job placement offer or thesis work subject among university students or recently graduated job applicants.
Incoming international students have several options on how to arrange housing, either through the local student housing foundation PSOAS or through private markets.
Student housing during Autumn term is always more full than during Spring.
The main campus in Linnanmaa is home to Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Technology and Oulu Business School. Linnanmaa campus is known for its colourful architecture.
Physical exercise is a good balance for studying and it supports your wellbeing. University Sports of Oulu (OKKL) offers versatile sports and wellness services to the students and staff of the universities in Oulu (University of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Diaconia University of Applied Sciences). The activities consist of more than 50 different sports or exercise services. You gain access to the sports and academic sport services by purchasing the Sports Pass.
When you begin your studies, you will automatically become a member of the Student Union. At the beginning of the academic year, you pay the Student Union membership fee, with which you receive all membership benefits and the student card. By showing your student card, you are entitled to discounts on the train and the buses as well as at several stores and service providers. And above all, the Student Union will support you in matters related to the student’s interests in education and social policy and arrange free time activities.
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