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.
The University of Oulu produces new knowledge for building a more sustainable, healthier, and more intelligent world. We participate in solving global challenges by combining multidisciplinary approaches, high-quality research, and fruitful collaboration. Our research is top-level in the world on our selected focus areas.
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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.
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.
The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) is an organization for students by students. All the degree students of the University of Oulu are our members. Doctoral students and exchange students can apply for our membership.
Overall experience is exceptional apart from the online classes. Due to covid, everything is disturbed right now we were unable to enroll in some courses related to lab work but otherwise, the experience is really good. The University of Oulu is overall is good in terms of the learning experience.
My study has been great! I have had access to very intelligent tutors that have taught me about the core aspects of Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems. An understanding of both energy systems and environmental engineering helps environmental engineers in this era navigate the energy transition phase better and helps us come up with effective environmentally...
University of Oulu provides students hands-on, advanced skills and knowledge about learning sciences, including self-regulated learning, collaborative learning or how to use ICT in learning and teaching. I have once-in-a-lifetime chance to understand deeply how people learn or work in teams, pursue innovative methods in teaching such as how to get students to involve in...
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