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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.

What are we doing in Oulu – and beyond? Read the latest news and articles about different aspects of our city.

Gökhan Depo studied in the Education and Globalisation (EdGlo) master’s programme at the University of Oulu between 2014 and 2017. Now he works at E2 Research, an independent, multidisciplinary, research organisation.

Read more about Gökhan’s life.

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

Get a glimpse of their life and thoughts!

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.

For Ricardo Duerte, who hails from northern Portugal, the thought of leaving Oulu one day is something he finds unfortunate. His family also enjoys the Oulu region immensely. Nevertheless, the head coach of AC Oulu is looking forward to playing football in the city.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Sharmin Farah came to Oulu from Bangladesh. Her life has changed significantly during the five years she have lived in Finland. Though it has been a rollercoaster ride, I am enjoying this journey, she says.

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Doris Yue, 35, works at Uki Architects as an architect. She came to Oulu from Hong Kong 2,5 years ago. Now she tells about her life and work in Oulu.

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Junnaid Iqbal works as a System Simulation Engineer at Nokia. He has been in Oulu nearly two and a half years.

Read Junnaid Iqbal’s story.

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