Professor Jeffrey Welker is the University of the Arctic Research Chair and a professor at the University of Oulu and the University of Alaska Anchorage.
In the beginning of February Polar Bear Pitching will once again gather the most innovative people and entrepreneurs from all over the world to Oulu. If you haven’t been to this most extraordinary pitching event in the world, it’s time to find out what the hype is all about.
Doctors seeking more resources to support those trying to stop smoking – obstacles posed by lack of time and inadequate treatment paths
Before reaching fifty, Finnish smokers already show warning signs of serious cardiovascular events. Support for quitting provided by doctors is a cost-effective method of preventing the realisation of serious health risks, but Finnish doctors feel that a lack of time and inadequate treatment paths prevent them from offering sufficient support.
How does co-operation with others work when face-to-face interaction is moved to the virtual world and physical presence replaced with an avatar playing field that opens up through virtual reality headsets? The University of Oulu is interested in exploring virtual reality in technology and in human sciences.
The new EU-funded research aims to shift the paradigm of intuition based policy making to policy making based on scientific evidence enabled by Big Data. The policy making context in the CUTLER project relates to the coastal urban development. The consortium, consisting of the University of Oulu and 14 other partners, held its kick-off meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 11-12 January 2018.
The Arctic region is like a real-time laboratory for climate change – the sensitive northern climate reacts first to changes and foreshadows changes to come elsewhere in the world. This is why Arctic research is important. The results of such research have already brought changes for the better.
In 2017, the University of Oulu was informed of 47 inventions. It was few more than in previous year. However, it is clearly below the average (60) when it comes to statistics from 2000 to 2017.
Robots are being explored as a solution for safer and more cost-efficient maintenance of difficult-to-access industrial sites. A data technology project coordinated by the University of Oulu has been granted funding amounting to almost four million euros from the EU Horizon 2020 framework programme.
The high demand for experts and rapid technological development within the ICT sector increase the number of doctoral dissertations in telecommunications. The hundredth doctoral dissertation made at the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) will be examined on Tuesday 9 January.
The Ministry of Education and Culture has granted a total of nearly five million euros to conversion course projects coordinated by the University of Oulu. This sum represents nearly half of the ten million euro total that has been distributed across Finland. The courses will have capacity for over 300 students.
The longstanding collaboration, dating back more than 20 years, of Finnish universities and users to MAX IV laboratory has taken a new phase. Through an agreement signed recently, a Finnish university consortium FIMAX will expand and deepen this collaboration.
FinnGen taps into a unique gene pool to find the next breakthroughs in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment
A unique study has been launched in Finland that will deepen our understanding about the origins of diseases and their treatment. The FinnGen study plans to tap into 500 000 unique blood samples collected by a nation-wide network of Finnish biobanks. The study is expected to continue for six years, securing funding of 59M€.
Genetics has made its way into the mainstream and is now within the reach of everyone. Currently we are already genuinely at the individual level in research, and we all have the possibility to test ourselves genetically if we wish. The increasing amount of information increases our self-knowledge, but the development also raises some fears. The opportunities and future challenges of increasing genetic information were discussed at the “Fascinating Genes” seminar at the University of Oulu in late November.
Future data communication, as well as the new types of services it will facilitate, is without a doubt one of the University of Oulu's profile areas. Data communication technology, and especially wireless data communication research, has long been one of the university's strengths and has had an enormous impact on the type of cluster of experts and companies that has formed around the University of Oulu.
The latest trends in the research on artificial intelligence at the University of Oulu are related to human well-being and activity. Artificial intelligence identifies emotions from both human face and voice, and turns the operating environment into a ‘smart space’ Sanna Järvelä, professor in the field of learning and educational technology, envisions using artificial intelligence for stimulating learning.
Celebrations of Finland's centenary year culminate on Independence Day, 6 December. What makes this hundred-year period significant? One researcher feels that 100 is simply a number, and that the period should be examined not so much as chronological time as historical time.
Imagine a doctor wearing a camera-based device to unobtrusively monitor a patient’s physiological measurements or diagnosing possible diseases by simply observing a patient’s face from a distance. Sounds convenient, right?
Academy Research Fellow Ville-Veikko Telkki studies the structure of materials and the movement of molecules. The research, which is shaking atomic nuclei, can also help in the understanding of the metabolism of cancer cells in the future.
The new 5GTN Community service environment will opened to companies in Oulu on 11 December.
A group headed by Academy Research Fellow Ville-Veikko Telkki at the University of Oulu, has been granted considerable funding of EUR 2.6 million over five-years for the development of the completely new ultra-fast multidimensional NMR method.
Teams iCombine and HeatStock were chosen as the winners of the science-based idea competition Helsinki Challenge.
Home to the 5G network, Oulu will make it possible for the international technology community at Slush to live and enjoy the true 5G experience.
Deans and Education Deans for the University of Oulu have been appointed for the following four-year period 2018–2021.