Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu opens its doors

Man standing at International House Oulu

Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu is a new, compre­hen­si­ve ser­vice concept. It brings toget­her gui­dance and coun­sel­ling ser­vices for inter­na­tio­nal cus­to­mers on a single-win­dow basis under one roof, says Coor­di­na­tor Riku­pek­ka Lei­no­nen.

A mee­ting place that is open for all. That is the essence of Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu (IH Oulu) which is loca­ted at Busi­ness­A­se­ma, Hal­li­tus­ka­tu 36 B. Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu pro­vi­des free gui­dance and coun­sel­ling par­ticu­lar­ly when it comes to fin­ding emplo­y­ment, establis­hing a busi­ness, star­ting stu­dies, and pro­mo­ting social inte­gra­tion for the who­le fami­ly in gene­ral.

At Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu, the­re is always someo­ne the­re to answer cus­to­mers’ ques­tions. The goal is to make eve­ry­one feel welco­me. Inter­na­tio­nal cus­to­mers will be given all the infor­ma­tion that they need, concer­ning ear­ly-sta­ge ser­vices, basic city ser­vices, and lei­su­re acti­vi­ties, for example.

– The Inter­na­tio­nal House is the per­fect mani­fes­ta­tion of mul­ti-discipli­na­ry col­la­bo­ra­tion. Gat­he­ring ser­vices under one roof makes them easier to access, crea­ting com­mu­na­li­ty and boos­ting our exper­ti­se in inter­na­tio­nal affairs. What is more, the loca­tion is excel­lent, and other ser­vices offe­red at Busi­ness­A­se­ma add sig­ni­ficant value to the ope­ra­tions, says Sep­po Määt­tä, May­or of Oulu.

– Oulu is beco­ming an ever more inter­na­tio­nal city, and for example labour migra­tion is an abso­lu­te neces­si­ty for our futu­re. Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu helps newco­mers feel at home in our city and find their place in the com­pe­tent, crea­ti­ve, and secu­re Oulu, Määt­tä explains.

Busi­ness coac­hing and networ­king

When it comes to busi­ness ser­vices, IH Oulu pro­vi­des com­pa­nies with rec­ruit­ment assis­tance and orga­ni­ses a varie­ty of func­tions, such as coac­hing and rec­rui­ting events. In the case of inter­na­tio­nal cus­to­mers, they will not only be offe­red coun­sel­ling but also acti­vi­ties such as infor­ma­tion events and networ­king nights.

– We are sur­roun­ded by a mag­ni­ficent group of experts and a varie­ty of ser­vices which are all at our dis­po­sal. At IH Oulu, we will be able to deve­lop ever bet­ter and even comple­te­ly new ser­vices for our inter­na­tio­nal cus­to­mers. Com­pa­nies bene­fit from many forms of sup­port for inter­na­tio­nal rec­rui­ting. I hope that they will not hesi­ta­te to con­tact us with the­se issues, says Coor­di­na­tor Riku­pek­ka Lei­no­nen from Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu.

– IH Oulu has an impor­tant role in making Oulu a more appea­ling city for people to move here. The grand ope­ning on 25 April is only the first step. We are very exci­ted about the futu­re, Lei­no­nen says hap­pi­ly.

The ope­ning of Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu takes place on the 25th of April. The ope­ning celebra­tion begins at 2 p.m. with a speech by May­or Sep­po Määt­tä. The pro­gram­me is free of char­ge and lasts about an hour, inclu­ding speec­hes in Fin­nish and English as well as musical per­for­mances.

Cof­fee and cakes are ser­ved from 1.30 p.m. at BusinessAsema’s res­tau­rant, Antell Ase­ma. The doors are open at Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu and Busi­ness­A­se­ma until 6 p.m. During this time, guests will also be able to see and learn more about the other faci­li­ties and ser­vices of Busi­ness­A­se­ma and FabLab.

The ope­ning week’s pro­gram­me con­ti­nues on Wed­nes­day, 26 April, when an open networ­king event is arran­ged from 5 till 8 p.m. At this event, the ambas­sa­dors of IH Oulu are int­ro­duced through inte­res­ting sto­ries about their lives.

The audience capaci­ty at the­se events is limi­ted. For bin­ding regi­stra­tions, plea­se visit here.

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