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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 16,486 admissions 2,022 Staff 3,059 –professors 236 Awarded Degrees in 20071,864 –first degrees 1,342 –doctorates 130 Expenditure in M€ –state budget M€ –external funding 80.9 M€

6 Faculties and Disciplines Facultiesnumber of students –Humanities 2,419 –Education 1,929 –Science 4,387 –Medicine 2,049 –Economics and Business Administration 1,196 –Technology 4,506 Other disciplines –dentistry 289 –health care 307 There are 46 training programmes in all

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

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 2002–2007

10 Doctorates in 2002–2007

11 First Degrees Completed in 2002– 2007

12 Years Needed for First Degree Completion

13 Expenditure of the University of Oulu in 2002– 2007

14 Man-years in 2007 Staff in Teacher Training Schools are not included in the diagram

15 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

16 University of Oulu OULU Rovaniemi Vaasa Helsinki Turku Tampere Lappeenranta Joensuu Kuopio Jyväskylä Universities in Finland in 2007 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: 4506 students 3 schools of economics and business administration –Helsinki (2), Turku –+ Faculty of Economics in Oulu: 1196 students 4 art academies

17 Total Student Mobility between

18 Outgoing Exchange Students by Host Country Moreover, 3: Iceland, South Korea, Turkey, Russia 2: Ireland, China, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic 1: Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Greece, Kenya, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Zambia 5: unknown Total 273 (2007)

19 Incoming Exchange Students by Home Country Total 442 (2007) Moreover, 4: China, India, Japan, Namibia, Sweden, Estonia 3: Hong Kong, Romania, South Africa 2: Norway, Slovenia, Denmark 1: Algeria, Bulgaria, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Zambia, Singapore, Switzerland 3: unknown

20 Outgoing and Incoming Exchange Students by Faculty Total 442Total 273

21 Foreign Degree Students 2002– 2007

22 Foreign Degree Students by Faculty in

23 University of Oulu


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