Welcome to OAMK
Oulu UAS (OAMK) educates genuine and competent professionals for the needs of working life. Our Bachelor's degree programmes are on EQF (European Quality Framework and Other Learning) level 6 and our Master's degree programmes on level 7.
We have approximately 8,000 students and 640 staff. We operate in Oulu, Oulainen and Raahe. In addition, we have project-type activities in several municipalities around Northern Finland. Our operations are government funded, and audited by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC).
We implement northern region development objectives in the following focus areas:
- Future health and well-being
- Energy, natural resources and the environment
Studying at OAMK
We have a total of 28 Bachelor's degree programmes, of which three are taught in English. The degree programmes give you the skills and knowledge you need to work as a professional expert, to follow and promote the latest development trends of your area of expertise and to set up up for life-long learning.
Internationalisation of OAMK
Internationalisation is one of the key development targets of Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Oulu UAS develops itself and new professional know-how in co-operation with domestic and international education and research communities. Our vision is that Oulu UAS is versatilely utilising all aspects of internationalisation, actively operating in international co-operation networks and an evolving higher education institution.
Aims of internationalisation at our institution are:
- Creating a genuine international higher education community
- Enhancing quality and attractiveness through international activities
- Supply of work force trained and capable for international activities to the working life of the region
- Supporting multicultural society
Oulu Fun Facts
Just a quick one hour flight north from the capital city of Helsinki, Oulu is the biggest city in Northern Finland and Northern Scandinavia. Oulu’s population is one of Europe’s youngest. Over one third of the residents are under 25. Oulu is also known for it’s technology, but also it's vivid and versatile cultural life. At the same time nature is closeby and easy to reach.
- Overall Population: 198,000
- Student Population: 35,000
- Average High Temperature: 30°C/86°F
- Average Low Temperature: -30°C/-22°F
Students Perspectives of Oulu and OAMK
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