​Thesis work

New solutions and creative thinking help the bio and forest industries evolve towards a more sustainable future. Fibre and forest biomass already feature in our current product range. Thanks to continuous innovation and product development, we are creating new opportunities for growth.


Our employees have the passion, expertise and know-how to develop new, smart and sustainable solutions for customers the world over. In our candidates, as well as professional skills we value openness, initiative, willingness to embrace change and good language skills. Achieving the best results requires teamwork, the courage to make a difference and an open mind. Besides experience and expertise we welcome a positive attitude.


Strategist at work

“UPM was looking for a thesis worker to study the company's transformation process from the point of view of strategy and leadership. I was selected and I’ve been very happy here. My team is great and the research subject has been amazingly interesting.” -Kitty Saikkonen, student of industrial engineering and management at Aalto University, Helsinki

Make a difference with you thesis work

We are always on the lookout for new ideas and opportunities to develop our business and have regularly thesis work opportunities for students. 

We do not have any thesis work opportunities at the moment.

Antti Hakala started his thesis work in September 2015

It's digital!

Subject of study: Communicating the needs of direct materials and handling of the related information flows. "The aim is to examine how UPM could utilize opportunities offered by digitalization in the forecasting of the direct material needs. In addition to the thesis, it is superb to have a possibility to work with different stakeholders." - Antti Hakala, student of Bioproduct technology, Aalto University