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Alumni | Oulu University of Applied Sciences



As Oamk's alumni you are at the forefront

The purpose of Oamk's alumni activity is to help our over 20 000 graduates to succeed in work life and to utilize their experience and expertise in Oamk's education and research. 

Oamk's alumni activity offers graduates the opportunity to broaden their networks and keep in touch with their alma mater, teachers and fellow students. As alumni you have the chance to maintain and develop your work life skills through the training we provide for you. We annually organise events for our alumni members. In addition, we work in active cooperation with Oamkin Alumnit ry association, which is responsible for arranging relaxed networking and leisure-time events. 


Through our alumni activity you will get

– Information about post-graduate studies and supplementary training possibilities
– Invitations to alumni and networking events
– The opportunity to tell about your work and studies as a visiting lecturer 
– Contact to our current students in matters regarding possible thesis topics, internships or projects 
– Contacts to a broad network with specialists from different fields of expertise 
– The chance to develop Oamk's education and activities 

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Develop your professional skills 

Are you interested in developing your professional skills further? Supplementary training is an excellent way of enforcing your expertise. We arrange several trainings per year together with work life.  The School of Professional Teacher Education offers you opportunities to broaden your career towards teaching.

We are happy to hear what types of supplementary training requests you have in mind.

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Alumni activities create an active cooperation network between alumni, students, the alumni association and developers of education. The cooperation creates an excellent channel where the needs of work life develop our education. Alumni activities also promote the recognition of Oamk's education.

Speaker bank

Join our alumni speaker bank. Through the speaker bank our teachers are able to search for suitable speakers on courses, events, seminars, and trainings. Schedules and topics are agreed on a case–by–case basis.


Do you have deep knowledge and experience about your field of expertise? Do you want to help our students advance in their careers? Join Oamk's alumni mentoring. An alumni mentor is either a supporter of a student group or an individual who helps to develop the student's skills to the next level. 


Alumni activities offer an excellent change to broaden your own networks and meet professionals from different fields of expertise. Join our alumni events and add your alumni information to your LinkedIn profile.

On our LinkedIn page we share articles, news and information about upcoming education and training.  

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Alumnit ry is an association of Oamk's graduates and former employees that has been active since 2004. The association gathers together the knowledge our graduates possess on work life needs and demands. 

The association delivers information to the university of applied sciences so that education can be developed in the right direction. Members of the association participate in education development meetings and visit courses at Oamk. The association regularly organises events and get-togethers that help the members keep in touch with each other. The association works in close cooperation with Oamk, student union OSAKO, and work life partners.

When you join the assocation you have the chance to participate in the association's events and get to network with other Oamk alumni. Joining the association is free of charge. Read more about the association's board members and join networking!

Alumni of the Year

Oamk selects Alumni of the Year together with the alumni association. The Alumni of the Year is someone who has created a positive image of the university of applied sciences with their activities. Alumni of the Year is a task of representing and the person is invited to Oamk's events as guest of honor during the year of his selection. Alumni of the Year may appear in student and alumni recruitment material as well as newspaper articles. Alumni of the Year is a representative of Oamk and the alumni association. 



Alumni of the Year 2018: Kari Kokko

Kari Kokko graduated as Engineer of Automation Technology from Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) in 2003. In addition, he has completed the programme of Professional teacher training at the School of Professional Teacher Education in 2015.

Kokko promotes Oamk in a positive manner and works actively to help current students.




Alumni of the Year 2016: Liisa Konttuuri-Paasikko / Alumni of the Year 2015: Asmo Saloranta / Alumni of the Year 2014: Mikko Sortti / Alumni of the Year 2013: Rita Porkka / Alumni of the Year 2012: Joni Pakanen / Alumni of the Year 2011: Teemu Vähä / Alumni of the Year 2010: Tony Manninen / Alumni of the Year 2009: Sanna Hirvaskari

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Do you want to be involved in planning upcoming events and trainings?

Would you like to invite alumni to visit your work place? 
Would you like to give a presentation to our students?

Contact us!

Head of External Relations, Ville Kärkkäinen
Communication Specialist, Marjo Sormunen