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in brief

International Research University

The University of Oulu is a multidisciplinary community of researchers, teachers and students. It aims at promoting new knowledge, culture and wellbeing. The University encompasses eight fields of study: Humanities, Education, Economics and Business, Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences, and Technology. In all, more than 70 different specialist disciplines are represented. The strengths of the University of Oulu are its broad academic base, top-level research in its chosen focus areas, and quality of education. The University has close links to the business community and other research institutions. It collaborates with hundreds of universities and partners abroad. The University of Oulu is ranked several times as one of the best five hundred universities in the world.

University of Oulu in brief Founded in 1958 Students, total new students Degrees, total Bachelor´s degrees Master´s degrees Doctoral degrees Other degrees

15 880 1 827 2 738 1 063 1 452 141 82

Publications, total 3 041 Scientific publications 2 451 Other publications 590 Exchange students Outgoing Incoming

412 343

Foreign students


Personnel 2 868 (in person years performed) Professors 229 Researchers and teachers 1 481 Other personnel 1 158 Funding, total (M€)


Figures in 2010




Research conducted in the University of Oulu´s focus and development areas centers around environment, humans and technology, and their complex interactions.


Environment, Natural Resources and Materials • Environmental issues, natural resources and energy economy • Materials science, properties and behaviour of matter, catalysts and material innovations • Modelling and computational science

Biosciences and Health • Cell-extracellular matrix research • Cardiovascular disease research • Enzyme structure and metabolic research • Genes and the environment

Information Technology • Machine vision and ubiquitous computing technologies • Wireless communications • High-speed electronics and photonics • Biomedical engineering • Information systems and software

Mining and Mineral Engineering Steel Research • Production of new steels, optimisation of properties

Cultural Identity and Interaction • Cultural Identity and Interaction • Language, education and interaction Research-Based Teacher Training • Research on communication and interaction in learning and teaching • Globalisation and international teacher education Business Administration and Economics • Business models, networks and relationships • Growth and corporate governance of the firm • Sustainable economic development





Research Centres Biocenter Oulu: graduate school and research in biotechnics and molecular medicine

Giellagas Institute: education and research in Saami language and culture

PrintoCent, Printed Electronics and Optical Measurements Innovation Center

CASR, Centre for Advanced Steels Research

Infotech Oulu: graduate school and research in electronics, wireless communications, information science and information technics

Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory: measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field, cosmic radio noise, seismic activities, and cosmic rays

Martti Ahtisaari Institute of Global Business and Economics, MAIGBE: education and research in global business and economy

Thule Institute: graduate school and research in northern and environmental issues

CEMIS, Centre for Measurement and Information Systems Center for Cell-Matrix Research CIE, Center for Internet Excellence CWC, Centre for Wireless Communications

Oulu Mining School: education and research in the mining and mineral field

Degree Programmes and Subjects of the Faculties Faculty of Education (1674) • Early Education • Educational Sciences • Intercultural Teacher Education • Music Education • Primary Teacher Education • Arts and Crafts Oriented Primary Teacher Education • Technology Oriented Primary Teacher Education

Number of undergraduate students in 2010 in brackets.

Faculty of Humanities (2013) • Archaeology • Cultural Anthrolopogy • English Philology • Finnish Language • German Philology • History • History of Science and Ideas • Information Studies • Literature • Logopedics • Nordic Philology • Saami Culture • Saami Language

Faculty of Medicine (1437) • Dentistry • Medical and Wellness Technology • Medicine • Health Sciences Teacher Training • Health Management Science • Nursing Science

Faculty of Technology (3317) • Architecture • Electronical Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Industrial Engineering and Management • Information Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Process Engineering

Faculty of Science (3592) • Biochemistry • Biology • Chemistry • Physical Sciences • Geography • Geosciences • Information Processing Science • Mathematical Sciences • Statistics

Oulu Business School (1480) • Accounting • Economics • Finance • International Business • Management • Marketing

International Master’s Degree Programmes • Architectural Design

• Magnetic Resonance in Materials

• Astronomy and Space Physics

• Nordic Technology Enhanced Learning

• Barents Environmental Engineering

• Protein Science and Biotechnology

• Ecology and Population Genetics

• Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment

• Education and Globalisation • Finance

• Synchrotron Radiation based Science and Accelerator Physics

• Financial and Management Accounting

• Wireless Communications Engineering

• Health and Wellbeing in the Circumpolar Area • International Business

University Communications | Uniprint 2011

For the visitors of Linnanmaa Campus Geological Museum Open Mon–Fri, Sun 11:00–15:00 Zoological Museum Open Mon–Fri 8:30–15:45

Botanical Gardens Greenhouses open Tue–Fri 8:00–15:00, Sat–Sun 12:00–15:00 The outdoor garden open from May to September every day 8:00–20:00

Pegasus and Tellus Libraries Mon–Thu 8:00–19:00, Fri 8:00–17:00, Sat 10:00–15:00

Photos: Kati Leinonen, Jukka Kontinen, Plugi / Jorma Leskelä, Juha Sarkkinen, Suomen Ilmakuva Oy

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