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The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. Future innovation is about seeking, utilizing and applying new knowledge. The University of Oulu researchers people and culture in a changing living environment, as well as opportunities that new technology provides for improving the well-being of people and the environment. The University of Oulu is a multidisciplinary expert in Northerness.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • At the University of Oulu, we promote learning and carry out research that pushes the boundaries of the known.
  • The University’s impact is based on excellence, high ambition, and productivity in all our activities.
  • Our strategy is to enhance our significance in international research and secure our role alongside the world leaders in our focus areas.

About Us

#201 World University Rankings
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#401
Academic Ranking of World Universities
by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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History Founded in 1958, our research and education community is 16000 students and 3000 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The ten faculties, the many departments and the specialized research units of the University of Oulu create the foundation for multidisciplinary research, innovation, and training of experts for demanding professional tasks. Education The structure of 10 faculties reflects the University of Oulu’s profile in research, education and societal roles. The faculties are:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine BMM
  • Education EDU
  • Humanities HUM
  • Information Technology and Electrical Engineering ITEE
  • Medicine MED
  • Oulu Business School OBS
  • Oulu Mining School OMS
  • Oulu School of Architecture OSA
  • Science SCI
  • Technology TECH

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 The University of Oulu in Northern Finland is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. More specifically, the University of Oulu encompasses a science university, a technical university and a business school in the same organization. The Oulu Region is recognized as a world-class R&D hub with R&D input per capita among the highest globally. The specific measures at the University of Oulu in recruitment have included creating a tenure-track program, a junior investigator’s recruitment program and funding of Ph.D. student positions within doctoral programs. oulustudents101

Services

Student services UniOulu takes care of individuals. We support your academic challenges with a functioning infrastructure and easy access assistance. At your department, you will have a personal academic contact who can be addressed casually by their first name and who will help you with making your individual study plan. A well-prepared study plan is a valuable tool to make progress in your study path. You get to meet your kummi, first student colleague, online even before arriving. Kummis are senior students of the University of Oulu trained to help you, in the beginning, to get accustomed to daily life in Oulu. Student housing The local student housing foundation PSOAS offers a wide range of accommodation possibilities, from shared apartments to studios, around the city area. No matter where you live in Oulu, services ranging from supermarkets to libraries and sports facilities are close to your home. PSOAS is ranked by students as one of the leading housing providers in the world. Tellus Innovation Arena Tellus Innovation Arena is an open innovation space located at the heart of Linnanmaa campus area. It’s built for learning, collaboration and events for all open-minded explorers from inside and outside of the university. Meet people, develop ideas and present projects – it makes all the difference. Health services Student health services for all Bachelor and Master level students are located at the Linnanmaa campus. Health services include medical, mental, and dental treatment. Most services are free of charge while some incur a nominal fee. oulustudents102

Student Life

Student organizations are experts in organizing cultural activities, sporting events, parties, and trips in Finland. These study-field-specific organizations have internationally experienced members with firsthand knowledge to share. In addition, there are two university-wide student organizations with special interest in issues in international education. University sports Finns are sports enthusiasts. The university offers sports activities for its students and staff ranging from ballet to climbing and yoga, from kayaking to cross-country skiing. Feel free to pick the one that is closest to your body and soul!

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

MSc

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The international master’s degree program in Architecture is a two-year design-oriented study program. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range of expertis ... [+]

Master’s Programme in Architecture, Master of Science (Architecture) (2 years) northernmost architect school in the world design-oriented study program leads to an EU-notified professional architect’s degree

The international master’s degree program in Architecture is a two-year design-oriented study program. The courses are taught by professionals with wide range of expertise in the field of architecture and urban design. Professors of the school are internationally recognized architects actively involved in the profession and architectural debate both in Finland and internationally.

The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s profession in Finland and the European Union according to the national laws and decrees.... [-]

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The International Master’s Degree Programme in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is a two-year research-oriented program concentrating on intelligent digital solutio ... [+]

Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science (Technology) (2 years)

The research-oriented degree provides an exciting opportunity to study in a leading-edge research environment

The studies combine both theoretical and practical approach

Specializations in Applied Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Engineering

The International Master’s Degree Programme in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is a two-year research-oriented program concentrating on intelligent digital solutions to real-world problems. During the past decades, Computer Science and Engineering has had a significant impact on our daily lives.

The development continues and soon computers will not be used as separate devices anymore. Instead, they will blend into our living environments and offer us rich sets of services through natural and intuitive user interfaces. The graduates from Computer Science and Engineering will play a key role in this development.... [-]

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Master

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Oulu Business School’s International Master’s Programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year program providing rigorous training in modern Economics. ... [+]

Economics, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (2 years) An internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AACSB accredited business school Rigorous theoretical and empirical studies incorporating the latest research Hands-on experience in developing economic models and using econometric methods to perform economic and financial analysis

Oulu Business School’s International Master’s Programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year program providing rigorous training in modern Economics.

The program equips you with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and empirical research methods used in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics. You will have the opportunity to develop an interest in fields such as:... [-]

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Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international master's program. The program emphasizes North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in internat ... [+]

Education and Globalisation, Master of Education (2 years) Become an expert in global education policy, education systems and curricula, quality, ethics and leadership We educate students for socially responsible leadership in complex and diverse societies, environments, and work communities A truly international group that ensures multiple perspectives

Education and Globalisation is a full-time two-year international master's program. The program emphasizes North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in international education, interculturalism, globalization and their effects on various sectors of education.

The program focuses on the following areas in education on both local and global levels:... [-]

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This 2-year master’s program with its industry-branch-independent, phenomena-based approach provides students excellent talents to apply their learned skills into the dif ... [+]

Environmental Engineering, Master of Science (Technology) (2 years) Multidisciplinary studies combine process engineering to environmental engineering The program provides skills to solve environmental problems and challenges Program’s industry-branch-independent, the phenomena-based approach provides excellent skills in different areas of environmental engineering

This 2-year master’s program with its industry-branch-independent, phenomena-based approach provides students excellent talents to apply their learned skills into the different areas of environmental engineering.

The studies contain courses on the processes occurring in the different branches of the process industry and on the phenomena related to energy systems and cleaner production methods and give the students abilities to control, optimize, design and develop processes.... [-]

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The international master’s program in Finance is a two-year program that covers the core areas of finance, investment management, and corporate financial management. ... [+]

Finance, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (2 years) An internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AACSB accredited business school In-depth understanding of finance theory and financial markets Special insight into alternative investments and individual investor behavior

The international master’s program in Finance is a two-year program that covers the core areas of finance, investment management, and corporate financial management.

The program includes such courses as:

asset pricing portfolio management alternative investments corporate finance corporate governance financial risk management

The program also includes a module of core courses which covers fundamental theory, mathematical methods, and research methods.... [-]

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The International Master’s Degree Programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) is a two-year program concentrating on the analysis of accounting information for ... [+]

Financial and Management Accounting, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (2 years)

An internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AACSB accredited business school

Specialize in Financial Accounting or Management Accounting

In-depth knowledge of firm valuation, auditing, cost accounting, and capital investment planning

The International Master’s Degree Programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) is a two-year program concentrating on the analysis of accounting information for the needs of a company’s internal decision-making as well as for outside investors.

The program will give you relevant expertise and core knowledge towards the adaption of an international financial reporting system, and help develop skills matching the growing need for management control and accounting of internationally operating firms. In particular, you will go through at least the following topics:... [-]

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The international master’s degree program in International Business Management (IBM) is a two-year research-based program that focuses on developing, managing and leading ... [+]

International Business Management, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (2 years) An internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AACSB accredited business school Cutting-edge research-based knowledge in international business management Global outlook and inspiring international environment with industry involvement for professional growth and personal development

The international master’s degree program in International Business Management (IBM) is a two-year research-based program that focuses on developing, managing and leading international businesses by combining various topics through a multidisciplinary approach.

The distinctive nature of the education stems from the combination of management and international business especially from the viewpoints of strategy, innovativeness, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. The education concentrates on the complexities in international for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, their relationships, and wider business networks or economic areas, such as states and nations. Understanding of these complexities is essential for the social, economic, and ecological sustainability of businesses and organizations.... [-]

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Learning, Education, and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international master’s program. After completing the program, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Edu ... [+]

Learning, Education, and Technology, Master of Art (2 years)

State-of-the-art knowledge of how people learn

Relevant skills of applying technology for individual and group learning

Capability to design and implement technology-enhanced learning in school and working life contexts

Learning, Education, and Technology (LET) is a full-time two-year international master’s program. After completing the programme, students are awarded a Master of Arts (Education) degree. The core of the education consists of three theoretical viewpoints: self-regulated learning, collaborative learning, and technology-enhanced learning. Each of these aspects is discussed both in theory and in practice.... [-]

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At the Oulu Business School (OBS), the primary focus in marketing education and research is in business-to-business relationships and networks. The studies offer a broad ... [+]

Marketing, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (2 years) An internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AACSB accredited business school Students get familiarised in servitisation, strategic marketing practice, organizational buying behavior, consumer behavior, supply chain management, and digital marketing within global markets Relevant skills of the latest marketing knowledge, practices, and technologies

At the Oulu Business School (OBS), the primary focus in marketing education and research is in business-to-business relationships and networks. The studies offer a broad understanding of the interaction and processes between the organizations in business networks. As part of their studies, the students develop expertise in fundamental marketing areas such as campaigns, branding, procurement and logistics, and digital marketing practices.... [-]

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The international master´s degree program in Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining (MRSM) is a two-year program focusing on education in mining-related subjects. ... [+]

Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining, Master of Science, (2 yrs) or Master of Science (Tech.) (2 yrs)

High-level education covering the whole mine value chain

Shared courses in geosciences and engineering, including both theory and practice

Excellent, cutting-edge infrastructure for research and education in close cooperation with the mining industry

The international master´s degree program in Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining (MRSM) is a two-year program focusing on education in mining-related subjects. The programme provides master’s degrees in two fields:

1. Master´s program in Geosciences, Master of Science

2. Master´s Programme in Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing, Master of Science (Technology)... [-]

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Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) combines technical knowledge, economic methods and the understanding of human behavior. In the degree program, the students wi ... [+]

Product Management, Master’s Program in Industrial Engineering and Management, Master of Science (Technology) (2 y)

The only master’s program in Nordic Countries focusing on Product Management

A multi-disciplinary degree that combines technical knowledge, economic methods, and understanding of human behavior

Close collaboration with the industry and business

Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) combines technical knowledge, economic methods and the understanding of human behavior. In the degree program, the students will learn to explore phenomena and to solve problems from these three aforementioned perspectives.

Product Management major focuses on the development and management of products and services throughout their life-cycles. Product management major is designed to provide the student with the ability to... [-]

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The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post-genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understandi ... [+]

Master in Protein Science and Biotechnology

Watch a video of the International Master's programme in protein Science and Biotechnology, where our students tell about the programme, and studying and living in Oulu.

The MSc degree programme meets the clear needs of academia and industry in the post genomic era. This degree is specifically aimed at giving students in-depth understanding of the structure-function relationship of proteins and the techniques used to produce and characterize them.

Students who are selected for the degree will undertake 120 ECTS study points (equivalent of two years) of studies. These studies maximise hands-on individual training in modern state of the art techniques and methodologies while providing a solid groundwork in theoretical aspects of the field. Around half of the degree involves integration of students into different research groups, finally cumulating in a 6-month research project.... [-]

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The international master’s degree program in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D) is a two-year program. The program will give you ... [+]

Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment, Master of Science (2 years)

A solid foundation of software engineering and information systems methods and technologies

Understanding of software ecosystems

Understanding of user-oriented products and services

The international master’s degree program in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D) is a two-year program. The program will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest methods, tools, and technologies to be an expert or manager in a global ICT company.

You will also get skills to lead multicultural teams, projects, and units. Other topics include:... [-]

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The International Master’s Degree Programme in Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE) is a two-year program concentrating on wireless communications network technology ... [+]

Wireless Communications Engineering, Master of Science (Technology) (2 years)

Cutting-edge knowledge in wireless communications both at physical and network layers.

Capability to design and implement wireless solutions, e.g., for future 5G networks, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, and smart energy-efficient wireless sensor applications.

Relevant skills of the latest radio engineering methods, tools, and technologies, and the ability to design RF electronics for smartphones and base stations of mobile systems.

The International Master’s Degree Programme in Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE) is a two-year program concentrating on wireless communications network technology. The programme will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest methods, tools, and technologies combined with time-tested issues such as:... [-]

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