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1 University of Oulu

2 Mission The University of Oulu is an international research university, whose central mission is to promote culture and well-being especially in northern Finland. The University provides a high-quality learning environment, in which both specialists and generalists are given a thorough grounding for demanding tasks in the national and international arena.

3 Vision to be a valued and influential learning and research university both nationally and internationally to be a major force internationally in priority areas of research, with special emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches to be a significant part of the European innovation system to be a driving force in regional development especially in northern Finland through providing science-based knowledge and skills in both traditional and future fields to be a vibrant and supportive academic community attractive to students, faculty and staff to be a sought-after partner for cooperation at all levels

4 University of Oulu – Northern Gateway to Knowledge PRIMARY FUNCTION Scientific research and teaching Promoting the development of spiritual and material well-being in Northern Finland INTERNATIONALIZATION INNOVATION COMMUNICATION COLLABORATION PRODUCTIVITY DEPARTMENTS laboratories EXPERTISE LAITOKSET CLINICS DEPARTMENTS TECHNOLOGY HUMANITIES EDUCATION ECONOMICS HEALTH SCIENCES NATURAL SCIENCES Close co-operation in teaching and research with the rest of Europe and the whole world Immediate contacts with Northern Scandinavia, Karelia and the Kola Peninsula NORTHERN FINLAND A population of 800,000 A rich cultural heritage Biocenter Infotech Oulu Thule-institute Learning and Research Services STRATEGY SENATE RECTOR SERVICE UNITS

5 University of Oulu – Northern Gateway to Knowledge Founded 1958 Students 16,661 admissions 2,347 Staff 3,079 –professors 242 Awarded Degrees in 20051,710 –first degrees 1,333 –doctorates 130 Expenditure in M€ –state budget M€ –external funding 79.6 M€

6 Faculties and Disciplines Faculties number of students –Humanities 2,403 –Education 1,922 –Science 4,522 –Medicine 1,973 –Economics and Industrial Management 1023 –Technology 4,818 Other disciplines –dentistry 268 –health care 364 There are 45 training programmes in all

7 Student Numbers according to Faculty and Discipline dentistry health care medicine 1341

8 Research in Focus Areas Information technology (Infotech Oulu, CWC) –Electronics and system engineering, communications engineering, computer science and information engineering, software engineering and information systems (machine vision, automation, multimedia) Biotechnology (Biocenter Oulu) –Biosciences, biomedicine, biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology Northern and Environmental Issues (Thule Institute, NorNet, NorTech, Giellagas Institute) –Global change in the north, circumpolar health, northern activity –Sustainable use of natural resources, cooperation with Environmental Administration, link to industry and commerce –Sami language and Sami culture

9 Student Enrolment in 2000–2005

10 Doctorates in 2000–2005

11 First Degrees Completed in 2000–2005

12 Years Needed for First Degree Completion

13 Basic Degree Training Cost Per Degree in 2005

14 Expenditure of the University of Oulu in 2000–2005

15 Man-years in 2005 Staff in Teacher Training Schools are not included in the diagram

16 Chydenius Institute (JY) Research Liaison Officer(OY, JY, VY) Department of Teacher Education Kajaani University Consortium Geophysical Observatory Research Liaison Officer (OY, LY) Oulanka Research Station Naturpolis Kuusamo Meri-Lappi Institute Research Liaison Officer Perämeri Research Station Graduate Engineer Training Program University of Oulu Hailuoto Kuusamo OULU Kemi Sodankylä Raahe Rovaniemi Vaasa Helsinki Turku Tampere Lappeenranta Joensuu Kuopio Jyväskylä Kajaani Kokkola Research Liaison Officer (OY, KY) Iisalmi Oulu Southern Institute Nivala The University’s Primary Regions of Influence

17 University of Oulu OULU Rovaniemi Vaasa Helsinki Turku Tampere Lappeenranta Joensuu Kuopio Jyväskylä Universities in Finland in 2005 One of the most comprehensive university networks in Europe 10 multi-faculty universities –Helsinki, Turku (2), Tampere, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Joensuu, Vaasa, Kuopio, Rovaniemi 3 universities of technology –Helsinki, Tampere, Lappeenranta –+ Faculty of Technology in Oulu: 4818 students 3 schools of economics and business administration –Helsinki (2), Turku –+ Faculty of Economics in Oulu: 1023 students 4 art academies

18 Universities in Finland in 2005 University students 176,660 –women 94,720 –new students 20,760 women 11,730 –postgraduate students 22,200 –students from abroad 4, polytechnics, students 131,200 Combined over 300,000 students in the universities and polytechnics

19 Universities in Finland in 2005 Master’s degrees 12,920 –women 7,807 Doctorates 1,422 –women 696 Financing –State budget 1,262 M€ –Other sources 694 M€ Professors 2,255 –women 490 Teaching staff 5,584 Researchers 7,861 Other staff 14,207 Publications 24,199 –published in Finland 7,546 –published abroad 16,653

20 Total Student Mobility between

21 Outgoing Exchange Students by Host Country Moreover, one student to Argentina Greece Malta South Africa Switzerland and Thailand. Total 314 (2005)

22 Incoming Exchange Students by Home Country Moreover, one student from Bangladesh Bulgaria South Africa India Iceland Sri Lanka Estonia Total 363 (2005)

23 Outgoing and Incoming Exchange Students by Faculty Total 363Total 314

24 Foreign Degree Students 2001– 2005

25 Foreign Degree Students by Faculty in

26 University of Oulu


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