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Do you wish to develop – study and work – in the city of happy people? The high level of expertise in education and innovation in Oulu is recognised internationally.

After a sturdy basic education, our ecosystem enables progress in the way that you wish: we have esteemed universities, research organisations and workplaces that make career development possible – not forgetting relaxing afterwork activities.

Makers of the future thrive in Oulu

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Is doing research or working in Oulu on your bucket list? Or is your company planning to go global and would like to hire an international talent? Oulu has both the talent and the jobs: learn more about the services!

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Develop yourself

In Oulu, you can educate yourself from toddler to doctor or develop your expertise to a whole new level. A multidisciplinary academic community and world-class research keep making Oulu even better – get on board for the ride.

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After work

Sometimes it is OK to take it easy: Oulu has plenty of afterwork opportunities for groups of friends or teams of colleagues. Switch off and relax!

Talent stories

Would you like to get to know what it’s like to study or work in Oulu? Meet our international talent who live in Oulu and read their inspirational stories.

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Are you a SoC-specialist? Apply for a position at Nokia

Apply for a position at Nokia or a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu. Apply for a scholarship to get 70 % of your tuition fee paid by the University of Oulu.

Be the next to get a job in the metal industry

Are you looking for work? Does the versatile metal industry interest you? Plenty of jobs can be found in Oulu and nearby region for metal industry professionals.

Studies show that people in the north and Oulu are the happiest when it comes to quality of life. Will you soon be one of them?