The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. The University of Oulu researches people and culture in a changing living environment, as well as opportunities that new technology provides for improving the well-being of people and the environment. The University is a multidisciplinary expert in Northerness. Founded in 1958, the research and education community includes 16 000 students and 3000 employees. The nine faculties and the specialized research units of the University create the foundation for multiscientific research, innovation and training of experts for demanding professional tasks. The Thule Institute is a research centre of the University of Oulu. It’s focus is on research and doctoral training related to the northern and arctic environment, natural resources and sustainability.
Arja Rautio, Research professor