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. An opportunity that values student-centered education and provides an excellent student experience, as well as developing operating models that facilitate openness and interaction encouraging students and personnel to invent, test and discover new things. We see a great potential in UNIC’s goal to enhance the challenge based learning approach, as based on the impact by design and in the form of UNIC CityLabs, in order to integrate a university-wide ambition of societal impact in our teaching, research and administration. The University of Oulu is aiming to internationalise the student experience and to encourage our students to participate in virtual or physical mobility opportunities. The UNIC Inter-University Campus and the differentiated mobility approaches envisaged in the UNIC cooperation help us in this strategic development. The UNIC superdiversity academy and superdiverse classroom, help us to increase inclusiveness in our university.
The following key aims and activities of the University of Oulu are directly relevant to the further development of UNIC: