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.

Nada Abass is ori­gi­nal­ly from Egypt and cur­rent­ly living in Fin­land. Nada’s jour­ney took a fasci­na­ting turn when she had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to beco­me a Com­mu­nica­tion Trai­nee at Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu.

Read more about Nada’s life.

Pava­ni, Sara, Edu­ra­do and Jun are Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu ambas­sa­dors 2023. Get a glimp­se of their thoughts!

In a world full of oppor­tu­ni­ties, Luku­ma­nu Iddrisu’s remar­kable jour­ney took him from the vibrant streets of Gha­na to the unique city of Vaa­sa, Fin­land.

Read more about Luku­ma­nu’s life.

Inter­na­tio­nal House Oulu is a place at Busi­ness­A­se­ma that col­lects dif­fe­rent gui­dance ser­vices for inter­na­tio­nal newco­mers, immi­grants and com­pa­nies that rec­ruit inter­na­tio­nal people under the same roof. Welco­me to visit!

Read more about IH Oulu.

Jun Naka­mu­ra is ori­gi­nal­ly from Japan. Cur­rent­ly, he stu­dies MSc. in Inter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness Mana­ge­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu.

Read more about Jun’s life.

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.

Sep­po Määt­tä, May­or of Oulu, has been selec­ted Co-Chair of the May­ors’ Digi­tal Assembly for a term of two years, along­si­de Llui­sa Moret from the city of Sant Boi de Llobre­gat in Spain.


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.

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.

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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