Founded in 1958, the community is 13 000 students and 2900 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The university consists of eight faculties and many specialized research units.
There are 8 faculties in the University of Oulu: Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Technology, Oulu Business School. Oulu Mining School and Oulu School of Architecture combined to the Faculty of Technology.
At the University of Oulu we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known. We use our full potential to contribute to solving some of the greatest global challenges, including sustainable resource use, responsible business, human wellbeing and lifelong health, intelligent systems and services development, and harnessing environmental risks.
Oulu has an impressive range of career opportunities for researchers, teachers and experts who are passionate about their field and enjoy working in an academic community. We offer researchers both a personal four-stage research career model, as well as a tenure track model with a possibility for accelerated career advancement. The options also include more teaching-oriented positions, a Professor of Practice position and numerous possibilities for experts also on other than research careers.
Students of the University of Oulu have active lives, both on the campus and off-campus. Students have possibilities for inexpensive clubs and organisations, and many different type of leisure time activities. Accomodation can be easily arranged with the student housing foundation PSOAS and several housing options around the Oulu area offer comfortable living near campus.
Oulu University Library is a scientific library, the task of which is to provide library and information services for the researchers, teachers and students of the University of Oulu.
University campus offers students and staff free wireless internet access and variety of ICT facilities. The public 5G test network is being built in the Linnanmaa campus and will be available for students soon.
The Finnish Student Health Service FSHS is an expert in student healthcare and provides targeted low-threshold services designed to provide long-term health benefits for university students. They offer services for general health, oral health and mental health.
The main campus building in Linnanmaa is a large complex, where all parts are connected. From the north end to the south end runs Väylä, the interior street.
The campus is located five kilometres to the north of the center of Oulu. The campus has residential buildings for thousands of students, as well as a chapel and sports hall.
The Kontinkangas campus in Oulu consists of the faculties of Medicine, and Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, as well as Oulu University Hospital.
Oulu has it all for a sports enthusiast. We have excellent facilities nearby campus and loads of clubs and teams for students of all abilities to join. Oulu's Institutes of Higher Education offer sport services and other welfare services especially for students.
Different outdoor and indoor sports and leisure possibilities both in summer and winter are almost limitless. Oulu is surrounded with water and peaceful nature to go swimming, cycling, hiking, skiing or just to enjoy some fresh air. There is also a wide range of sport and exercise areas in Oulu.
Student Union of the University of Oulu - OYY provides services to and supervises the interests of all basic degree students in the University of Oulu. All the actions are based on the premise of a good life for students. All students in the University of Oulu belong to the Student Union of the University of Oulu - OYY. By paying the Student Union membership fee you get a student card and many benefits to go with it.