University of Oulu

Year of foundation: 1958
Approx. number of students: 16,000
Period of study: End August-Mid December; Early January-Mid May
MCI partner since: 2016

The City

Oulu is a city and municipality of 198,804 inhabitants (31 March 2016) in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. It is the most populous city in Northern Finland and the fifth most populous city in the country. There are no larger cities (outside of Russia) that are more northerly than Oulu which is also considered one of Europe's "living labs", where residents experiment with new technology (such as NFC tags and ubi-screens) at a community-wide scale

The University

The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland, located in the city of Oulu. It was founded on July 8, 1958. The university has around 16,000 students and 3,000 staff. Along with the University of Turku it is ranked in the Academic Ranking of World Universities as the second best university in Finland and ranked between 201and 301 worldwide in the QS World University Rankings