Martti Ahtisaari Institute of Global Business and Economics, established in 2008, is a research and education institute within Oulu Business School at the University of Oulu. The Institute is one the University´s innovation centres in the Oulu Innovation Alliance cooperation initiative.
The Institute conducts research, development and education that build new knowledge on international business, responsible leadership and global economy and business. The Institute develops international research and education activities in Oulu Business School, thereby enhancing business opportunities and expertise especially in Northern Finland.
The Institute operates through selected research groups and research and development projects, international education programmes and executive education programmes. In addition, the Institute arranges annually events related to its focus areas. The events provide a forum for discussion and platform for new insights into the development of Northern Finnish economic and business life.