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Oulu – a higher grade of living

Right now in Oulu

Kiran Pandit came to Finland from Nepal and completed a Bachelor’s in International Business Management at Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK). He is a chairperson of the board of Pintamestarit.

Read more about Kirans’ life.

Oulu International School teaches the Finnish National Curriculum and hosts 440 students. “The Finnish school system is more relaxed than others. We have more breaks and school days are shorter”, principal Raija Perttunen says.

Literary arts educators are almost as rare as unicorns. There is no diploma for the profession, but there are several literary arts educators on the payroll of the City of Oulu, two of them with a permanent contract.

Read more on My Oulu.

Chiara Bosetti, Moustafa Awny, Sharmin Farah and Niyati Kandikanti are Oulu Talent Hub ambassadors 2022.

Get a glimpse of their life and thoughts!

The goal of Oulu2026 is to achieve a permanent cultural climate change and to use culture to fuel positive development in Northern Finland. The Oulu2026 programme is built around three themes: Wild City, Cool Contrasts and Brave Hinterland.

Read more on oulu2026.eu

Oulu Talent Hub Ambassador Chiara Bosetti, originally from Italy, came to Oulu one year ago. “I had great expectations, and I certainly got what I was looking for”, she says.

Oulu offers a higher grade of living. It’s a future European Capital of Culture with humane energy and buzzing with forward-looking high tech.

Oulu is growing and evolving with you

A dark-haired man is looking at a laptop, and a blonde woman next to him is smiling at the camera. In the background are some other people and the bottom part of a large robot.

Talent thrives in Oulu

Future is made in Oulu. Education, research and development here are at the top of the world, and we have significant career opportunities to offer!

Oulu in the wintertime, shot from the air. The sun sheds light on the town from the left edge of the photo and Oulu River flows on the right, free of ice.

Oulu is northern, humane and smart

Future is made in Oulu. Education, research and development here are at the top of the world, and we have significant career opportunities to offer!The northern city of culture embraces everyone. Our superpowers stem from the variety of people and the rich nature of the Oulu region.

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Welcome to the northern hub of business

Future is made in Oulu. Education, research and development here are at the top of the world, and we have significant career opportunities to offer!The northern city of culture embraces everyone. Our superpowers stem from the variety of people and the rich nature of the Oulu region.

People are laughing and wading in shallow water near the shore, the sun is shining brightly. The wading people have rolled up the legs of their pants or lifted the hems of their skirts.

Become an Oulu citizen

Combine well-balanced, effortless everyday living and a meaningful career in Oulu – we know the secrets to good quality of life!

Oulu2026 – get on board as we roll toward becoming the European Capital of Culture

Oulu is joined on the journey by 32 municipalities in northern Finland. We this collaboration, we wish to bring more culture and well-being to the north, create new jobs, and develop our northern region.

Find a solution to all your needs in Oulu

At BusinessAsema, work and talent meet in an environment that provides handy options for developing personal expertise as well as business operations.

Learn more about BusinessAsema

The Pohjola Route is a circular road system that offers a range of experiences for motorists, families, nature enthusiasts as well as travellers who prefer public transport options. Along the Pohjola Route, anyone can select the itinerary and nature attractions of their choice – travelling the full length of the route or just parts of it.

Have a closer look at the Pohjola Route

Or are you still searching for your path to employment? BusinessOulu can help you! Check out the services for entrepreneurs, organisations and talent!

Read more about BusinessOulu

Ouluhalli arena and its surroundings photographed from the air. The roof of Ouluhalli has been coloured blue and violet with lights, and the degree sign of Oulu brand has also been created on the roof with lights.

Find plenty of events for almost any day!