International Activities

The key philosophy of internationalisation in Oulu University of Applied Sciences is to

  1. develop training, teaching and research in international co-operation
  2. promote academic recognition and comparability of qualifications in the international education market
  3. establish a position of international co-operation in various degree programmes

The most essential activities in the international co-operation include student and staff mobility, development of curriculum and teaching (projects) as well as education in interaction with qualified and multiform international partners.

The internationalisation process in Oulu University of Applied Sciences is carried out through co-sharing and teamwork between teachers and students. Educational activities are supported by the centralised International Services (Head of International Activities, two International Relations Officers and four International Co-ordinators at the campuses) and the International Liaison Officers of the Schools. The most important educational and associated exchange programmes guiding the international activities of the University of Applied Sciences are: Erasmus+, Nordplus and bilateral programmes. Oulu University of Applied Sciences has joined the networks of the University of the Arctic, the Northern Dimension and Asia co-operation.

Oulu University of Applied Sciences offers exchange students and lecturers excellent study and teaching facilities equipped with the latest technology as well as versatile leisure time environment. The courses in English provided for exchange students are designed to be recognised within their degree programmes in their home institutions. Inexpensive and comfortable housing is provided for exchange students. Oulu University of Applied Sciences continuously develops co-operation with new joint projects, and we are looking forward to collaborating with new international partners.

Co-ordination team of internationalisation in Oulu University of Applied Sciences has an important role in developing the international activities. The team is led by the Director of Study and International Affairs Mr Allan Perttunen and comprises two International Relations Officers, four International Co-ordinators of the campuses, International Liaison Officers of the Schools and two student representatives appointed by the Student Union of Oulu University of Applied