The University of Oulu is a multidisciplinary university with 13 000 students and 2900 employees located in the north of Finland. The university has eight faculties that range from humanities and medicine to business, science and technology training multifaceted professionals and experts in 44 different programs. The structure of the university and its wide collaboration network allows it to build multidisciplinary projects, to conduct high level research and to contribute to solve global challenges. The values of the university are: Creating new, taking responsibility and succeeding together
The strategy of the university is based on five focus areas: 1. Creating sustainability through materials and systems, 2. Molecular and environmental basis for lifelong health, 3. Digital solutions in sensing and interactions, 4. Earth and near-space system and environmental change, and 5. Understanding humans in change. The university provides a range of high-quality interdisciplinary infrastructures that support research and development. Finnish universities have an obligation to organize an international research assessment to measure the quality of research every sixth year. Considering university rankings, the University of Oulu is usually listed among the top three per cent.
In the context of international cooperation, the University of Oulu has a vital role in the leadership of the UArctic network that consists of 202 institutions cooperating in research, education and knowledge sharing in and about the Arctic. The University has also significant researcher and student exchanges. The university has 20 double degree programs, and the exchange possibilities of students include dozens partner universities with bilateral cooperation agreements, and close to 500 universities in the Erasmus network.
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