There are great opportunities to explore different types of parks around Oulu.

Oulu – a higher grade of living

Right now in Oulu

“If you want to work in Oulu, believe in yourself and push hard”

Viktors Sobolevs came to Oulu from Latvia, and studied at Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Now, he works as a business product manager at Polar.

Read more about Viktors’ life.

Idea Competition brings university students’ solutions to boost working life connections

The Idea Competition culminated in the competition final in late April. 12 participants from various countries pitched their solutions to foster student’s working life connections in Oulu.

The incredible journey of Chiara Bosetti

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.

“During my first walks in Oulu, I felt like I was in a fairy tale”

Débora Oliveira, 34, is from São Paulo, Brazil. Besides doing a master’s in education and globalisation at the University of Oulu, she is a communications trainee at Oulu Talent Hub.

How Oulu became a must-go place for a former BBC journalist?

Right now, Erika Benke is working as a contributor to BBC News and as a freelance journalist. Before moving to Oulu, she lived in London for 23 years. She found here the quality of life she was looking for. “After two years of working in Oulu, I’m still as relaxed as if I was on holiday”, 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

People, ideas and innovations at BusinessAsema (opens in a new tab)

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

Find your dream activities along the Pohjola Route (opens in a new tab)

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

Business idea – check, workforce – pending? (opens in a new tab)

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!