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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 16,729 admissions 2,075 Staff 3,053 –professors 244 Awarded Degrees in 20061,668 –first degrees 1,287 –doctorates 143 Expenditure in M€ –state budget M€ –external funding 80.6 M€

6 Faculties and Disciplines Facultiesnumber of students –Humanities 2,403 –Education 1,922 –Science 4,522 –Medicine 1,973 –Economics and Business Administration 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 and wireless communications (Infotech Oulu) wireless communication, mobile applications, electronics, photonics, nanotechnology, machine vision, intelligent systems, ubiquitous information technology, and wellness technology Biotechnology and molecular medicine (Biocenter Oulu) molecular and cell biology, molecular enzymology, molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, bioprocess engineering, population genetics, and the central biological and medical aspects of cardiovascular diseases and systemic connective tissue diseases Northern and Environmental issues (Thule Institute) Global Change in the North, Northern Land Use and Land Cover as well as Circumpolar Health and Wellbeing Master’s Programme in Circumpolar Health and Wellbeing, EnviroNet (Multidisciplinary environmental graduate Net school) Sami language and Sami culture (Giellagas Institute)

9 Student Enrolment in 2001–2006

10 Doctorates in 2001–2006

11 First Degrees Completed in 2001–2006

12 Years Needed for First Degree Completion

13 Basic Degree Training Cost Per Degree in 2005

14 Expenditure of the University of Oulu in 2001–2006

15 Man-years in 2006 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 2006 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: 4683 students 3 schools of economics and business administration –Helsinki (2), Turku –+ Faculty of Economics in Oulu: 1139 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 1992–2006

21 Outgoing Exchange Students by Host Country Moreover, 8: Czech Rep., Hungary 6: Japan, Russia 5: Norway 4: Singapore 3: Hong Kong, Iceland, China, Greece, New Zealand, Slovakia 2: South Africa, Ireland, Namibia, Portugal, Estonia 1: Belgium, Korea, Mexico, Poland 11: unknown Total 313 (2006)

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

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