Education from Finland

City of Oulu is a prominent provider of high-quality education in Finland. We work in different levels of education from early childhood to upper secondary and adult education. We have 90 public early childhood education units, 46 comprehensive schools and 11 upper secondary schools.

At Finnish school

Services for educators and professionals

We offer educational visits and in-service training for teachers, principals and other education professionals. The program can include school visits and visits to other learning environments, expert lectures and workshops and/or job shadowing, not forgetting the time for discussion and reflection.

Educational visits for students and youth

We organise educational and cultural program for youth visits and camps. The visits can have a theme such as science, culture, art, sustainable development, entrepreneurship and/or English. The pedagogical approach is based on learning by doing and experiential learning. We also offer student groups the experience of studying in an Oulu school for a week or two.

Degree programme

Study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Oulu. The Diploma Programme meets the needs of highly motivated and ambitious students and is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities. The learning environment is modern and well-equipped. Programme length is 3 academic years: one year of pre-DP and two years of diploma studies.

Consultation and expert services

Develop your education system, pedagogical approaches, or school culture together with the experts from the City of Oulu. City of Oulu’s Educational & Cultural Services employ more than 5000 professionals from different areas of education and learning. We offer consultation and expert services on educational development in early childhood education, basic education, general upper secondary education, adult education, and basic education in arts.

Interested in learning from and with us? Leave a request or get in touch.

Ms. Kristiina Kangas
Senior Planning Officer, kristiina.kangas[at]

Mr. Eemeli Alanne
Senior Advisor, eemeli.alanne[at]

Regional collaboration and cooperation through the PINO Network

We are part of the regional PINO Network, which helps you to find partners in global education development from all levels of education – directly from the Oulu region.