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University of Oulu ranks among the top 3% of higher educational institutions worldwide

It is one of the biggest and most diverse in its offer of disciplines universities in Finland

  • January 09, 2020 19:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Source: University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international science and higher education institution that develops innovations for the future, well-being, and knowledge through research and education. It was founded in 1958 and nowadays it is the home of 13 000 students and 2900 employees. It is one of the biggest and most diverse in its offer of disciplines universities in Finland. The university consists of 8 faculties and many specialized research units.

Its location within the technological heart of Finland and ranking among the top 3% of the universities worldwide make it a highly attractive place to study. The University also offers an impressive learning experience.

One of the main aims of the University of Oulu is to achieve high quality in all its activities. In this regard, its quality-aimed system ensures effectiveness, efficiency and fluency in education, research and interaction with society. This system supports the basic tasks of the management of the University and it takes into consideration the needs not only of each individual as well as the needs of the society and the environment.

To build a more sustainable world

The University of Oulu together with the international science community is working to create new scientific information and science-based solutions, and also train future pioneers to build a more sustainable world. It is committed to promoting the UN’s goals of sustainable development with research and education.

The University is committed to its values to act responsibly towards the society and the environment, to seek solutions for the sustainable use of resources of the planet. It works with an arctic attitude and tackling climate change is the main condition for the preservation of the arctic area. It promotes sustainable development through education, research, societal interaction and campus development.

Principles that guide the activities of the university community are transformed into the following values:

  • Creating new
  • Taking responsibility
  • Succeeding together        


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