The basic activities of Oulu University of Applied Sciences include research and development work. It also participates in the regional development projects. The objective of research and development is to improve the quality of teaching at the Oulu University of Applied Science and serve the needs of working life. Research and development work focuses on the requirements set by working life and is professionally oriented. It also enables reacting in a flexible manner to changes in the competence needs.
Universities of Applied Sciences' Functions and Their Relations
Oulu University of Applied Sciences is committed to developing the Northern Finland region by producing new members of the workforce, supporting entrepreneurship, developing project and innovation-related activities and promoting international co-operation. Research and development work is the area of responsibility of Director of Research and Development Irene Isohanni.