About Oulu, Finland

Oulu is a vibrant city with population of approximately 195 000. The city of Oulu is located on the coastline of the Gulf of Bothnia in the middle of a large market area between Sweden, Norway and Russia, creating the most important commercial, logistic and cultural hub of northern Scandinavia. In Oulu modern business and tourism city meets northern peace and exoticism.


Oulu welcomes you with a laid back atmosphere in the summertime when the sun shines long into the night. The sea and the three rivers of Oulu create a calm atmosphere to the city, where as the nearby countryside and wilderness unfold perfect settings for recreation and relaxation. You can find beautiful parks all around and beautiful flowers bloom everywhere in the summer. Also, the archipelago nature of the Bothnian Bay is just around the corner.


The youthful population of Oulu will mean that the volume, quality and attractiveness of scientific research can be retained and further developed. Oulu has Finland’s second highest educated population, after Espoo. Through the ages Oulu has been a center of education and culture in Northern Finland. Oulu houses the second largest university in Finland and various other academical institutes, essential factors for driving on the innovations and progress of Oulu. The University of Oulu creates innovation for the future, well-being and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education.


Oulu provides you with the optimal surrounding in which to do business, come up with and develop ideas, and most importantly succeed. As Finland’s fastest expanding city, Oulu is an international city full of opportunities. At the moment there are major business and development projects in the Oulu region and the confidence in Oulu’s growth is stronger than ever.

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