The best for the benefit of the north

The best for the benefit of the north

Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oulu UAS) is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences in Finland. We educate competent and innovative professionals and do active research and development. In co-operation with our partner institutions we create new vitality to the northern region.

We provide bachelor and master degree programme studies, professional specialisation studies, pedagogic studies at the School of Vocational Teacher Education, Open University studies as well as supplementary training.

Location

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Finnish Education system

Finnish Education system

Studies at Oulu UAS

Studies at Oulu UAS

You can study in the fields of Business, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Information and Communication Technology, Media and Performing Arts or Natural Resources.

Two Degrees entirely in English: Oulu UAS offers professional higher education at Bechelor´s level in the fields of Business and Technology.

Annual Tuition fee was launched in Autumn 2017: 8,000 EUR (Possible grant 4,000 EUR)

Starting places 2016

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In addition we offer Vocational Teacher Education , 60 ECTS credits

 

hipsut Subjects are very interesting and all the classrooms are well equipped. For example we can use Computer Labs whenever we want. Overall we learn by doing not by memorizing theory.

Maite Alaez-Guergue, Information Technology

 

hipsutSubjects are very interesting and all the classrooms are well equipped. For example we can use Computer Labs whenever we want. Overall we learn by doing not by memorizing theory.

Maite Alaez-Guergue, Information Technology

Information Technology (BEng)

The city of Oulu has been chosen among 10 most innovative cities in the world for several times in a row. Often referred to as "the silicon valley of Europe", Oulu is widely known for its ICT technology and innovations. This can also bee seen in the field of technology ath the school of Engineering. Studenst are able to apply for lAB studies, which have been developed to educate experts in game and cloud services.

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hipsut Studies include a lot of team work and projects.

Viktors Sobolevs, International Business

 

hipsutStudies include a lot of team work and projects.

Viktors Sobolevs, International Business

International Business (BBA)

The field of International Business is one of our most popular fields of study. It attracts hundreds of Finnish and international students every year. The degree programme offers up-to-date education in marketing, accountancy and multinational companies. 

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Versatile possibilities at Oamk LABs

Versalite possibilities at Oamk LABs

Oamk LABs is a unique training and development programme available for students of Oulu UAS. The learning is based on studying and working in interdisciplinary projects, targeting the development of products, services and start-ups. Studies are meant for third or fourth year students and have a separate application period. There are three LAB options available:

Oulu Game LAB

focuses on the creation of multidisciplinary teams to build prototypes, products and then start-ups targeting the global games industry.
 

DevLAB

on the spring 2016 focus points are the health /wellness and energy/environment industries and on autumn 2016 green sustainability and natural resources.
 

EduLAB

focuses on the global education technology industry.
 

Business Kitchen

The Business Kitchen is an entrepreneurship hub founded by Oulu UAS and the University of Oulu, where students can develop their business ideas and operations. Students can include these studies as part of their degree.

Demola

In Demola, international teams of students from Oulu UAS the University of Oulu develop new solutions and demos for local companies and other operators. Students can include these studies as part of their degree.

Exchange studies at Oulu UAS

Exchange studies at Oulu UAS

About 300 exchange students from all over the world visit Oulu UAS every year.

We offer exchange study programmes across all educational fields, as well as interdisciplinary project studies such as Oamk LABs, Demola and Terwa Academy.

The courses provided for exchange students are designed to be recognised as a part of their degree programme at their home institution.

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Teacher and staff exchange possibilities at Oulu UAS

Oulu UAS welcomes visiting teachers, lecturers and experts to enrich our curricula and courses by teaching in our degree programmes in their own fields of expertise.

Teacher exchange is a good opportunity for the teachers to learn about teaching methods used in Finland, and in particular, at Oulu UAS. In addition it is a great chance to experience Finnish culture and hospitality.

Oulu UAS also welcomes other staff members for exchange periods. They come usually within the framework of Erasmus+ Staff Training or other similar programmes e.g. to special staff training weeks organised here, or e.g. to benchmark corresponding fields of work with colleagues.

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April 2017 we welcomed 146 international guest teachers and staff members to an International Teacher and Staff Exchange Week.

hipsut_valk.pngIt was wonderful to meet so many interesting and smiling people in Oulu. If I have the opportunity, I will surely come back.

 

hipsut_valk.pngIt was my 7th time in Finland - so coming here is almost like returning home.

 

Research, development and innovation

Research, development and innovation

Research, development and innovation (RDI) is one of the basic tasks of the university of applied sciences. Oulu UAS’s RDI work serves teaching and supports the development of Oulu UAS, Oulu Region and the whole Northern Finland by producing skilled workforce, supporting business operations and developing innovation activities.

A big part of the RDI of Oulu UAS is directed through/to the Oulu Innovation Alliance.
Starting points are real development needs of companies and other co-operation partners.

Produces concrete results, for example

  • new know-how
  • new products, services or courses of actions
  • enhancing operations and cost savings
 
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Strategy

To reach the targets set in the strategy, Oamk must succeed in the named key areas. The cornerstones of the strategic operations of Oamk are its competent personnel, talented students, the innovation cluster in Oulu, and the network of higher education institutions and research institutes in Northern Finland.

Vitality and well-being to the North

Strategy of Oulu University of Applied Sciences 2017–2020

Strategy

Board of the Oulu UAS

CEO, rector
Jouko Paaso

Chairman
Timo Levo

Members
Kari Mattila
Maire Mäki
Markus Mäkitalo
Eija Rajakangas
Kalervo Ukkola
Mari Viljas