Oulu, Finland—Study Abroad

Oulu, Finland

Michigan Tech has an exchange student agreement with University of Oulu. The University of Oulu is a multidisciplinary research university, the second largest in Finland. At its foundation in 1958, the university was the northernmost university in the world. The focus areas of the university are Information Technology and Wireless Communications, Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine and Northern and Environmental Issues. They are directly linked to the location and the features of the region around the university. 16,000 students and over 3,000 staff members form a vibrant academic community.

King Carl IX founded the city of Oulu in 1605 in the mouth of the Oulu River. The Oulu River delta is an ancient trading centre. From a city of tar and salmon engaged in international trade, Oulu has developed into a competence centre of 130.000 residents, well-known within high-tech circles all over the world.

Course Information

  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Modern Nordic Architecture
  • Nordic Design
  • Northern Cultures and Societies
  • Northern Exposure, Summer School in Botany
  • Northern Nature and Environment
  • World Indigenous Exchange Programme
    Please see International Relations for more information.