Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Oulu UAS, for the benefit of the North

Oulu University of Applied Sciences educates genuine and competent professionals for the needs of working life. We have approximately 8,000 students and 750 staff. We operate in the towns of Oulu, Oulainen and Raahe. In addition, we have project-type activities in several municipalities around Northern Finland.

We implement development objectives of the northern regions in the following focus areas:

Future health and well-being

We create new services using skills related to well-being, information and communications technology as well as the culture sector.

Energy, natural resources and the environment

We focus on construction and living in the north, intelligent energy solutions and sustainable natural resource economy.

Vision 2020 - Well-being through competence

The operations of Oulu UAS are guided by customer orientation, expertise, productivity and a sense of community. Shared themes of the entire institution are

  • Intelligent learning
  • Innovative products and services
  • Entrepreneurship and new business operations

Studies in Oulu UAS

  • Business and information management
  • Engineering
  • Health and social care
  • Media and performing arts
  • Renewable natural resources
  • Vocational teacher education

For curricula, see www.oamk.fi/english/ects/curricula/

Oulu UAS aims to promote genuine international collaboration with strong partnerships between institutions. Currently we co-operate with about 150 higher education institutions around the world.

Studies in English for exchange students

Facts and figures

Web http://www.oamk.fi
Year Established 1996
Total Number of Staff 672
Number of Academic Staff 378
Number of Students 8501
Focus Areas

Intelligent learning
Innovative products and services
Entrepreneurship and new business operations
Future health and well-being
Energy, natural resources and the environment