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University of Oulu

Creating innovation for the future.
Students and Doctoral students
International students
Research Faculties
Environmental change, the growing global population and rising wealth place ever greater demands on the sustainable use of our planet’s resources. Urbanization is challenging infrastructure and public services, both in expanding cities and in depopulating rural areas. Human life expectancy is increasing due to advancing healthcare and better living conditions.

Digitalization continues to make the world more connected and is altering the way we communicate, learn, work and consume services. All these developments affect our way of life, our communities and our cultures. We need new, research-based knowledge and well-educated people, able to navigate in a changing world.

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.

The research done at the University of Oulu benefits people living at all latitudes. However, our heritage as one of the Northernmost multidisciplinary universities in the world is invaluable now, when mankind’s new growth frontier is to the North. The demanding conditions of the far north have always forced people to be inventive and resourceful. Many innovations that have changed the world have their roots here. We call this: “Science with Arctic attitude”.
Creating sustainability through materials and systems
Molecular and environmental basis for lifelong health
Digital solutions in sensing and interactions
Earth and near-space system and environmental change
Understanding humans in change
Science with Arctic Attitude

The new structure of 10 faculties reflects the University of Oulu’s profile in research, education and societal roles.
The faculties are:


This structure, launched in 2014, markedly enhances the University of Oulu’s attractiveness and competitiveness as a research and education environment as well as building collaborations with other operators, including companies.

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The University of Oulu in Northern Finland is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent.

The Oulu Region is recognized as a world-class R&D hub with R&D input per capita among the highest globally. We promote advanced research especially in the focus areas of Biosciences and Health, Environment, Natural Resources and Materials, Information Technology, and Cultural Identity and Interaction in ten faculties and more than 70 different specialist disciplines.

The University of Oulu has committed into continuing development of the recruitment and working environment of the researchers. The University of Oulu has proceeded with the first three steps of the HR Strategy for Researchers.

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University of Oulu
University of Oulu
Location: Oulu, Finland | Closing on Aug 10
Joint Professorship of University of Oulu and Finnish Meteorological Institute at Sodankylä
University of Oulu is a multi-disciplinary and international scientific community, with 16,000 students and approximately 3,000 employees. Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO) is a separate research institute of University of Oulu, with a national task of carrying out...
University of Oulu
University of Oulu
Location: Oulu, Finland | Closing on Jul 31
Doctoral Students & Post-Doctoral Positions in Visual Multi-Modal Biometrics Under Spoofing Attack
4-year positions, 2018-2022 in Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland Applications are invited for a full-time doctoral student position and a post-doc position for a maximum of four years, starting in fall 2018 in a newly...
University of Oulu
University of Oulu
Location: Oulu, Finland | Closing on Aug 05
Postdoctoral Researcher and Two Doctoral Student positions for 5G and beyond cellular access, mmWave based wearables and industrial IoT solutions
Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at University of Oulu, Finland, is offering one Postdoctoral Researcher and two Doctoral Student positionsfocusing on research for 5G and beyond cellular access, as well as, for mmWave based wearables and industrial IoT...
University of Oulu
University of Oulu
Location: Oulu, Finland | Closing on Aug 05
Doctoral Students for Radio Frequency (RF)/mmW/THz Engineering
Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) and Circuit and Systems Research group (CAS) at University of Oulu, Finland are offering several positions for Doctoral Students in the area of RF/mmW integrated circuit design. CWC is one of the leading research units in the field of...
University of Oulu
University of Oulu
Location: Oulu, Finland | Closing on Sep 15
PhD position in Studies of the Ionospheric Current Systems
PhD position in Studies of the Ionospheric Current Systems The Ionospheric Physics research unit at the Faculty of Science at the University of Oulu is announcing an open PhD position to conduct research of the high-latitude ionosphere. The unit carries out research related...