The University of Oulu is a place of work and study for over 16,000 students and 3000 staff; a high quality, international-level science community securing well-being in northern Finland. The University of Oulu celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2008.
The University of Oulu is the third largest universitiy in Finland with an exceptionally wide academic base. Internationally pioneering research is conducted as a collaboration of different disciplines.
The multidisciplinary university has three foucus areas; The fields of information technology, Biotechnology, Northern and Environmental Issues. The University cooperates closely with industry and commerce, and has broad connections with hundreds of international research and educational institutions.
The university has six faculties and their departments form a multi-disciplinary academic community that enables diversified studies based on multifaceted research. The faculties are; Humanities, Education, Science, Medicine, Economics and Business Administration and Technology.
Scientific and academic education is based on the cutting-edge knowledge produced by high-level research, and prepares students for continuous learning in the working life.
The University of Oulu trains experts and multifaceted professionals for specialized fields in eight fields of study and 45 different programmers. University graduates enter the job market as experts of the environment, economics, technology, medicine, education, and culture.
The University of Oulu has been awarded numerous national quality-of-teaching awards in several disciplines. The University offers its students state-of-the-art teaching methods and educational technology, and a stimulating and welcoming learning environment. Thanks to high-quality teaching, students graduate fast and are employed quickly.
The University of Oulu is an expert of life-long learning. It offers continuing education for working professionals and implements development projects for businesses.
Open University offers everyone a chance to study subjects from all faculties of the University, regardless of age or prior education.
The collaboration between University of Oulu and Luleå University of Technology started formally through the alliance agreement that were signed for the first time 2002. But collaboration between the both universities had been going on long before that. It had been cooperation between single persons and different divisions at our both universities.
Today every department at Luleå University of Technology has cooperation and collaboration in different extent. It is in research, education as well as in projects. Researchers, teachers and administration staffers are involved and there is also a cooperation between the student’s union. The both universities activities complete each other which give each partner possibilities to broaden their activities both in research and education. University of Oulu and Luleå University of Technology have also similar topics that are in interest to deepen.
Education and research to meet common needs for the development of social and industrial life in the Barents region.
Possibilities for the industrial- and business life in the region to take part of research and education from both universities.
The close distance between the universities make it easier to have close contacts between all actors involved in the cooperation.
Students, teachers, researchers and the administration have possibilities to exchange and to develop their knowledge in fields of common interest
The cooperation can give higher possibilities to movements on the labor market.