16 Notable alumni of
University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is 1629th in the world, 537th in Europe, and 7th in Finland by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 16 notable alumni from the University of Oulu sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with the University of Oulu won Nobel Prizes for Peace.

  1. Martti Ahtisaari

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    Martti Ahtisaari
    Awards
    Nobel Peace Prize in 2011
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in the University of Oulu
    Studied in 1959
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatteacher
    Biography

    Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari is a Finnish politician, the tenth President of Finland (1994–2000), a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a United Nations diplomat and mediator noted for his international peace work.

  2. Juha Sipilä

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    Juha Sipilä
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinesspersonengineer
    Biography

    Juha Petri Sipilä is a Finnish politician who served as Prime Minister of Finland from 2015 to 2019. A relative newcomer to politics, he has a successful background in business. He was the leader of the Centre Party from 2012 to 2019. After leading the Centre party to victory in the 2015 general election, Sipilä formed a centre-right coalition and was appointed Prime Minister by the Finnish Parliament on 29 May 2015. On 8 March 2019, Sipilä stated his intention to resign as Prime Minister, citing difficulties in reforming Finland's health care system. President Sauli Niinistö asked him to continue with a caretaker government until a new government coalition was appointed on 6 June 2019 and was ultimately succeeded by Antti Rinne.

  3. Hannu Rajaniemi

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    Hannu Rajaniemi
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    writerentrepreneurbusinesspersonscience fiction writerphysicist
    Biography

    Hannu Rajaniemi is a Finnish American author of science fiction and fantasy, who writes in both English and Finnish. He lives in Oakland, California, and was a founding director of a commercial research organisation ThinkTank Maths.

  4. Tytti Tuppurainen

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    Tytti Tuppurainen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tytti Tuppurainen is a Finnish politician, born in Oulu.

  5. Lasse Lehtinen

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    Lasse Lehtinen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politiciantelevision presenterwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Lasse Lehtinen is a Finnish politician, former Member of the Finnish Parliament and former Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

  6. Sakari Orava

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    Sakari Orava
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    surgeonphysicianboxerorthopedian
    Biography

    Yrjö Sakari Orava is a Finnish sports medicine surgeon, physician, orthopedist, and professor.

  7. Pirjo Muranen

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    Pirjo Muranen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    cross-country skier
    Biography

    Pirjo Muranen is a retired Finnish cross-country skier. She won a bronze medal in the 4 × 5 km relay at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Muranen won five medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with three golds (Individual sprint: 2001, 4 × 5 km relay: 2007, 2009), a silver (Team sprint: 2005, with Riitta-Liisa Lassila), and a bronze (Individual sprint: 2009). She married on 30 June 2007; previously known by her maiden name of Pirjo Manninen.

  8. Suvi Lindén

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    Suvi Lindén
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politiciancompetitive diver
    Biography

    Suvi Helmi Tellervo Lindén is a Finnish politician. A member of the National Coalition Party, she represented the electoral district of Oulu in the Parliament of Finland from 1995 to 2011 and served as the Minister of Culture in Lipponen I Cabinet from 1999 to 2002 and as the Minister of Communications in Vanhanen II Cabinet and Kiviniemi Cabinet from 2007 to 2011.

  9. Tuija Lehtinen

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    Tuija Lehtinen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Tuija Lehtinen is a Finnish writer. In 1973 she graduated from high school in Kuopio, then in 1978 graduated with a BS from the University of Oulu, majoring in statistics. Lehtinen was a freelance journalist from 1979-1984 and has since worked as a freelance author. Her best-known works include the Mirkka, Laura and Janne novel series. They have been translated into Danish, Swedish, German, Estonian and Japanese.

  10. Pirkko Mattila

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    Pirkko Mattila
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politiciannurse
    Biography

    Pirkko Anneli Mattila is a Finnish politician and a former Member of the Finnish Parliament, representing the Blue Reform party at the end of her tenure. She was first elected MP in the 2011 general election. Mattila replaced Hanna Mäntylä as the Minister of Social Affairs and Health in 2016, following Mäntylä's resignation. As minister, Mattila was notably responsible for examining the implementation of negative income tax in Finland.

  11. Sami Lopakka

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    Sami Lopakka
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    guitaristnovelistcomposerlyricist
    Biography

    Sami Lopakka is a Finnish guitarist and an author. Lopakka was one of two guitarists for the metal band Sentenced until it disbanded. He was the band's main lyric writer and was also considered to be the spokesman for the band.

  12. Jari Vilén

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    Jari Vilén
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Jari Pekka Olavi Vilén is a Finnish diplomat and a politician. Mr. Vilén served in the Finnish Parliament, representing the National Coalition Party and the district of Lapland from 1999–2007.

  13. Mari-Leena Talvitie

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    Mari-Leena Talvitie
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in the University of Oulu
    Studied in 2010
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mari-Leena Hannele Talvitie is a Finnish politician currently serving in the Parliament of Finland for the National Coalition Party at the Oulu constituency.

  14. Pekka Aikio

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    Pekka Aikio
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in the University of Oulu
    In 1986 studied biology
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Veli Pekka Olavi Aikio served as the president of the Sami Parliament of Finland for three terms from 1996 to 2008. Aikio's most important cause as a politician was land rights. Pekka Aikio is also a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) working group and works in close co-operation with the Greenpeace organizations of various countries.

  15. Osmo Buller

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    Osmo Buller
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    Esperantistpolitician
    Biography

    Osmo Buller is a Finnish Esperantist. He is General Director of the Universal Esperanto Association.

  16. Helena Aksela

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    Helena Aksela
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Helena Aksela is a Finnish physicist and emeritus professor at the University of Oulu. She was the first woman to be appointed a professor of physics in Finland.