Oulu University of Applied Sciences

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Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Logo of Oulu University of Applied Sciences.jpg
Motto Pick your future
Established 1996
Type Public
Rector Jouko Paaso
Admin. staff 800
Students 9,000
Location Oulu, Finland
Website http://www.oamk.fi/english/

Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland with approximately 9,000 students, including around 240 international degree students. The number of incoming exchange students annually is approximately 280.


Degree programmes[edit]

Oamk offers education in approximately 30 Bachelor’s degree programmes and 10 Master’s degree programmes in the following fields:

  • Culture
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Technology, Communication and Transport
  • Social Sciences, Business and Administration
  • Social Services, Health and Sports

All fields have courses in English. Three Bachelor’s degree programmes and two Master’s degree programmes are conducted entirely in English.

Bachelor’s degree programmes in English:

  • Degree Programme in Business Information Technology (BBA)
  • Degree Programme in Information Technology (BEng)
  • Degree Programme in International Business (BBA)

Master’s degree programmes in English:

  • Degree Programme in Industrial Management (MEng)
  • Degree Programme in Information Technology (MEng)

Other education[edit]

  • open university studies
  • short-term supplementary training
  • vocational teacher education

Research, development and innovation activities[edit]

In addition to education, another basic function of Oamk is its research, development and innovation (RDI) activities. RDI activities are guided by the focus areas defined in Oamk’s strategy 2015:

  • Internet and ICT
  • Energy and environment
  • Health and well-being
  • Creative industries.

RDI activities support the development of the Oulu region and Northern Finland. Oamk co-operates with local enterprises to ensure high-quality education and constant development.

In addition to the strategy, Oamk’s RDI work is guided by Oulu Innovation Alliance, a strategic co-operation agreement formed in 2009 by Oamk and the City of Oulu, the University of Oulu, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and Technopolis Plc. Oamk is committed to focusing its activities on the agreed areas of innovation, investing in agreed infrastructures and developing mechanisms for the joint use of the alliance.


  • School of Business and Information Management
  • School of Engineering (Oulu and Raahe Campus)
  • School of Music, Dance and Media
  • School of Renewable Natural Resources
  • School of Health and Social Care (Oulu and Oulainen Campus)
  • School of Vocational Teacher Education

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