Oulu: Linnanmaa campus
University of Oulu Linnanmaa campus
Linnanmaa is the main campus of the University of Oulu, which was established in 1958, and it houses five of the six faculties of the university. The university library Pegasus, the Botanical Gardens and a Finnish Student Health Service surgery area also located on the campus. The teacher trainees of the university complete their practical training at the Oulu University Teacher Training School in Linnanmaa.
The LYNET (The Finnish Partnership for Research on Natural Resources and the Environment) organisations Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Thule Institute of the University of Oulu operate in the Ympäristötietotalo. Terveystalo also has its own branch on the campus.
The campus is located some five kilometres north from Oulu city centre. The Linnanmaa campus offers housing to thousands of students, a chapel, a sports centre and several student restaurants.
The architectural competition on the campus design was held in the late 1960s and the building began in the early 1970s. The campus has since been upgraded on several occasions.