Continuous learning

Are you looking for ways to develop yourself professionally? Is your dream to advance on your career - or change careers altogether? The high-quality continuing education offered by the University of Oulu can help you at any stage in your career.

Research-based continuing education

Strengthen your professional skill set and become more competitive in the job market through our continuing education. The training offered by the University of Oulu is always built on the latest research and offers a firm foundation for developing your skills. Most of our training is available to you online, no matter where you are.

We are passionate about professional development - take a look at our selection from different fields and join us in learning and being inspired!

Choose a field or search for training

Choose a field you are interested in and take a look at the training we are currently offering in that field. You can access the entire selection of continuing education offered by the University of Oulu through the search function. The search results list ongoing and upcoming training. You can also browse through our entire catalog and choose the training most interesting to you.

How can I get involved?

Once you find training that interests you, you can check the instructions for how to apply or sign up for it on its info page. Most of our studies are open for all – you only need to fill in the registration form and reserve your spot. We usually only accept a certain number of participants to ensure quality guidance.

Some studies – first and foremost those which provide participants with qualifications – are only available through a separate application process. Detailed instructions for these are available on the info pages for each training or course. If you have questions, you can contact our education designers. Their contact information is available on each training info page.

Separate study rights

Some of the studies we offer are part of the University degree programmes, and to take part in these, you need separate study rights. Almost all these studies are also open for all and applying for the separate study rights simply entails using a different route for signing up. Don’t let the need for separate study rights deter you!

Customised training for companies and organisations

Are you looking for training for your team or organisation? In addition to our Open University studies, which are open to all, we offer tailor-made training for companies and organisations to improve their staff skill set and become more competitive.

How can we help you on your path of professional development?

We are here to help when you are planning to update your skillset, advance on your career, get qualifications or continue your education. The Oulu University of Continuous Learning has something for you at any stage of your career! Don't hesitate to contact us - we're happy to help. You can reach us at joy(a)