Alumni Activities

All graduates with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or a Doctoral Degree as well as MBA and eMBA graduates are University of Oulu alumni.

University of Oulu alumni are spread all over the world. Each year, over 1000 Bachelor's and Master's graduates and over 100 Doctoral graduates join the alumni community. One of the first alumni of the University is President Martti Ahtisaari, graduate of 1959, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2008 and the very first Alum of the Year of the University of Oulu in 1999.

The University wants to maintain a lasting relationship with alumni and help alumni network with each other. Alumni are involved in the student life through mentoring programmes, alumni stories, career days or guest lectures. For students, meeting with alumni brings you insights that you can only get from an alum. Student volunteers are often involved in student-alumni activities.

Contact your study advisor to find out how alumni and students are brought together in your faculty or department.

How to participate in alumni activities as a student?

  • Get involved: plan and suggest student-alumni activities for your degree programme.
  • Find out how the Student Union and your guild are dealing with alumni relations.
  • Participate in career days and alumni guest lectures during studies.
  • Participate in a mentoring programme.

How to participate as an alumi?

  • Register in the alumni network, the University of Oulu online alumni community. It is a free of charge service, open to all University of Oulu alumni. Alumni Network  members receive the Aktuumi magazine, e-newsletters and event invites.
  • LinkedIn: join Oulu University Alumni.

Alumni activities are about maintaining contacts, building a network, broadening your opportunities and strengtening your expertise. Come back to your home department to give a lecture; participate in a career session for students; share your alum story online or in the Aktuumi magazine; volunteer as a mentor; recruit graduates from your own degree programme.

And who knows – you might be nominated the Alum of the Year of the University of Oulu.

If you have any questions on alumni activities, please contact us in Alumni Relations: alumni at or +358 294 48 4027.

Last updated: 15.10.2013