One of the northernmost universities in Europe, the University of Oulu is home to 13,000 students and many specialized research units.
The University of Oulu regards the UNIC cooperation to be a great European learning opportunity:
The following key aims and activities of the University of Oulu are directly relevant to the further development of UNIC:
Our University Innovation Centre is based on the acknowledgement of collaboration between companies and universities being a critical driver of the innovation economy. University Innovation Centre creates impact for example by connecting business and research, and this expertise will be used in CityLabs for the further development of UNIC.
Readiness to deepen interaction between education and rapidly changing working life, as well as societal impact, shows in our curricula. This includes increasing options for continuous studies for adult learners. The culture of curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit of students and researchers is strengthened by offering courses in entrepreneurship and organizing innovation challenge events for UNIC's students.
Oulu is a leading university in the development of 6G and 7G wireless network. As Oulu is a pioneer in creating and understanding our digital future, our goal is to be the pioneer within UNIC in the digital breakthroughs for work and education, utilizing online and blended learning methods.
In the city of Oulu a collaboration hub called Business Asema provides a home-base for the CityLabs in Oulu with FabLab facilities and a platform for associate partners, students and academics to collaborate.