Oulu sets the perfect stage for companies wanting to lead technological development. The young, professional, skillful and specialized workforce of Oulu is dedicated to take your business to another level.

50 years of experience in wireless technologies around Oulu area guarantees that you have the perfect mix of experienced professionals and eager young workers to recruit. Different educational operators also make sure that when there is need to fine-tune skills or knowledge of workers, there will always be a bunch of perfect partners to do that.

Two universities operate in Oulu: Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oulu UAS) and University of Oulu. Additionally, Oulu Vocational College is the biggest vocational college in Finland. Combined, the two universities have 25,000 students and Oulu Vocational College has 11,100 more. From both universities, approximately 1,300 students graduate on a yearly basis.

Versatile education, including for international students

Oulu Vocational College (OSAO) is Finland’s largest provider of vocational education. The University of Oulu is an international scientific university, where scientific study is made in over 70 disciplines along with education of diverse specialists for national and international tasks. Additionally, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, and the national Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Diak), offer education leading to a higher education degree.

Oulu International School includes elementary school classes 1-9. The school is aimed for Finnish and foreign children who benefit from international programs and whose language skills are sufficient for studying in English.

Vocational education

Luovi Vocational College
Oulu Vocational College
PSK-Adult Education Center

Higher Education
Oulu University of Applied Sciences
University of Oulu
Diaconia University of Applied Sciences

Oulu Talent Hub

Oulu Talent Hub brings together and develops regional opportunities and services for international recruitment. We want Oulu to be an internationally attractive place to work, study, carry out research and invest.

Our focus is on talent attraction and retention. We aim to promote international talent employment to companies in the Oulu region and open up employment paths for international talent.

For Oulu Talent Hub, international talent is defined as international specialists, employees, researchers and students. The project is funded by The European Social Fund, ESF.

Oulu Talent Hub website