Description of the institution

Oulu University of Applied Sciences responds to the business and employment needs of Northern Finland by arranging and developing training at the higher vocational level. Presently, ca. 9,000 students attend Oulu University of Applied Sciences, which began to offer higher vocational training in 1992. Each year, around 300 international exchange students complete part of their studies at Oulu University of Applied Sciences, and about 130 (in 2013) visiting lecturers teach at the University of Applied Sciences. Usually, they come within the framework of an EU Programme or an agreement made between Oulu University of Applied Sciences and its partners.