Cur­rent topics from Oulu

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.

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

Read more about IH Oulu

She­fat Islam is ori­gi­nal­ly from Bah­rain. Cur­rent­ly, she is a com­mu­nica­tions intern and stu­dies MSc. in Mar­ke­ting at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu.

Read more about She­fat’s life.

Are you loo­king for work? Plen­ty of jobs can be found in Oulu and near­by region for metal industry pro­fes­sio­nals. Be the next to get a job in the metal industry!

Take a look at We love metal.

Moa­men Ibra­him, 28, is ori­gi­nal­ly from Egypt. He works now as a Mac­hi­ne Lear­ning Engi­neer at Soli­ta. He has been here in Oulu for five years.

Read more about Moa­men’s life.

Are you loo­king for an inter­na­tio­nal expert for your com­pa­ny? It’s easy to employ a skil­led wor­ker in the Oulu region, as various sources offer sup­port in rec­rui­ting. ‘Addi­tio­nal­ly, circa 12 000 foreig­ners live in Oulu.


Volun­teers from dif­fe­rent com­pa­nies plan­ned a concept for giving children from orp­ha­na­ges in Frank­furt and Munich somet­hing very special this year: A once-in-a-life­ti­me expe­rience that the children would never for­get would entail visi­ting the win­ter won­der­land of nort­hern Fin­land.


Rafeeq Rafeeq is a newco­mer to Oulu. He moved to the city with his wife and two daugh­ters in Februa­ry 2022 to join the team that designs new elect­ro­nic sys­tems at Nokia.

Read more about Rafeeq Rafeeq.

Oulu is the first loca­tion in Euro­pe whe­re Silicon Val­ley star­tup Alif Semicon­duc­tor has establis­hed a pre­sence. Why did the firm deci­de to come to Oulu after set­ting up two offices in Cali­for­nia, one in Sin­ga­po­re and one in Ban­ga­lo­re, India?

Read Neil Jack­son’s answers.

Kamal Singh came to Oulu in 2010 for his stu­dies from India. At the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu, he stu­died to be a wire­less com­mu­nica­tion engi­neer. Cur­rent­ly, Kamal is wor­king as a Network Coor­di­na­tor

Read more about Kamal’s life.

Arc­tic Food Lab is Oulu2026 Capi­tal of Cul­tu­re year’s pro­gram that focuses on local food and food cul­tu­re. The table set­ting is alrea­dy being pre­pa­red for the cul­tu­re capi­tal year.

Read more on My Oulu.

Ali­sa Zhy­hu­lo­va has been wor­king at Koti­pizza ent­repre­neurs Jas­min and Jark­ko Mannila’s res­tau­rant since August. Her deter­mi­ned job hunt and Fin­nish stu­dies paid off.

Read more on Mun Oulu.

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.

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A person wearing a white shirt and black pants is skateboarding in a skate park decorated with colourful graffiti underneath a blue sky. The person is in the middle of a trick, and the skateboard is rolling around under their feet.

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