University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences start planning joint services

Published: 5 September 2019 at 12:16 :: News from Oulu UAS

The Boards of Directors of the University of Oulu and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) have decided on September 5 that the institutions will start planning joint internal services. The decision is based on Oamk's move to the Linnanmaa campus and the university becoming the majority owner of Oamk in June 2018. Most of the Oamk operations will move to the Linnanmaa campus by August 2020.

Reorganization of the services will have an impact on the personnel and work tasks, which is why the University and the University of Applied Sciences start cooperation negotiations under Chapters 6 and 7 of the Act on Co-operation within Undertakings. The invitation for negotiations has been delivered to representatives of the personnel on September 5. The negotiations will cover the organization of the services and the possible change of employer for some employees. The negotiations have no aim to reduce staff.

The service activities for both organizations include education and research support services, library, facilities and security, IT, finance, HR, communications and administration. There are in total 479 persons working at the service functions at the University and 179 at Oamk.  

The aim is to start operating in the new service functions organizations on 1.1.2020.