University of Oulu

University of Oulu

Top reasons to study here

  • The organization of the University of Oulu consists of decision-making bodies on the university level, and faculties with their research units.
  • The highest decision-making body in the University is the Board, which has 12 members.
  • There are 8 faculties in the University of Oulu.

Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

Career

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.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
251
2019
251
2018
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
301 200
2018
501 -100
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
374 2
2019
376 35
2018
411
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
419 -20
2019
399 -4
2018
395
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Linnanmaa

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.

  • Kontinkangas

The Kontinkangas campus in Oulu consists of the faculties of Medicine, and Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, as well as Oulu University Hospital.

Sports facilities

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 clubs

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.

Student Reviews

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It is located in Oulu (Finland) and has a quite high world rank (top 300) among thousands of universities all over the world. Ex-president of Finland and the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 Martti Ahtisaari graduate the University of Oulu. Also, this university is one of the best places to make research since possessing huge data in hundreds of fields. Academic...

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I made my exchange at the University of Oulu in Finland. I choosed this university because Finland have a really good education system. At the end of my exchange I have to say it was totally a good decision. I had an amazing time with around 100 other exchange students and also a lot of Finnish students. I learned a lot about the Finnish culture and education system and...

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