4.6.2018 News

Are you still planning to do traineeship this summer?

If you are planning to do your traineeship this summer and want to apply traineeship grant, please hurry.

1.6.2018 News

High-tech expansion of OMS Research Centre for the extractive industries

The Oulu Mining School Research Centre, the teaching and basic research unit of the extractive industries at the University of Oulu, has expanded and now serves all of the research needs of the extractive industries in geoscience, applied geophysics, as well as mining and refining technology.  It is also used by other technology fields at the university and by private industry.

29.5.2018 News

President Ahtisaari: The Nordic model is worth keeping

President Martti Ahtisaari believes it is important to promote the Nordic social model. “Everyone should be able to feel good as part of the society and able to develop their skills and abilities. This kind of society is a good society, and one that develops”, he said while speaking on 23 May at the Maailma Nyt! Special Forum at the University of Oulu, run by the institute, which carries his name. The forum was the main event of the 10th jubilee year of Martti Ahtisaari Institute.

28.5.2018 News

Academy of Finland gives EUR 5.9 million to support the profiling of the University of Oulu

Academy of Finland has made funding decisions aimed at supporting the profiling of university research. University of Oulu received almost six million euros in funding for its strategic research themes “Joint development of human abilities and smart technologies” and “Humans and eco-friendly multidisciplinary arctic research”.

21.5.2018 News

Skills and knowledge in electroceramics at the University of Oulu range from composition to components

The Microelectronics Research Unit at the University of Oulu approaches development of electroceramics from the angle of the whole. 

21.5.2018 News

School essays depict civil war cruelty

School essays written in the autumn following the end of the Finnish Civil War offer a multi-dimensional insight into the battle of Tampere. However, the stories written by people with first-hand experience are overshadowed by the White winners’ interpretation, says Docent Marianne Junila, who has done long-term research on the subject.

18.5.2018 News

Physical activity is important for those born preterm

Physical activity levels of young adults who were born preterm are clearly lower compared to their peers who were born at term, and those born preterm also have weaker muscles. Low levels of physical activity and fitness can increase the risk of chronic diseases later in life, so those born preterm should particularly be encouraged to be physically active.

17.5.2018 News

Give course feedback - win iPad

Spring's 2018 teaching periods are coming to an end and now is the time to give feedback on all the actual teaching to which you have participated.

17.5.2018 News

Janne Haverinen is Professor of Practice in entrepreneurship

Doctor of technology, founder and board member of IndoorAtlas Janne Haverinen has been appointed Professor of Practice (PoP) in entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Information and Electrical Engineering in University of Oulu. The PoP is a three-year fixed-term position.

16.5.2018 News

Wide development potential for business in the arctic area

The Arctic should be examined as innovative areas which provide big development potential instead of the production of raw materials. The potential that lies within the development of business in the High North is broader than today’s picture of the area. Ageing and decrease of the population cause challenges.

4.5.2018 News

Hannu Huttunen, CEO of Bittium Corporation is the University of Oulu´s Alum of the Year 2018

Hannu Huttunen, Master of Science in Economics, financial economist, Chief Executive Officer has been nominated as the university´s Alum of the Year 2018. The nomination was announced by the University of Oulu Association in the University of Oulu Day Alumni Celebration 4 May 2018. The nomination is based on Huttunen´s significant career as a business leader for the benefit of Northern Finland and the Finnish economy.

4.5.2018 News

Researchers at the University of Oulu solve the mystery of the Käymäjärvi Stone

Archaeology and history researchers at the University of Oulu have solved the mystery of the so-called Käymäjärvi Stone, which has puzzled scholars of ancient history for over 300 years.

2.5.2018 News

A tit gives a pied flycatcher information about good nesting spots

The neighbourly relationship between the European pied flycatcher and the great tit provides valuable information about behaviour between the species. Species living in the same area are not only in competition with each other, but also model their behaviour following each other’s example.


25.4.2018 News

Recent study pushes back the start date of Sámi offering rituals

University of Oulu researchers showed together with their Nordic colleagues that the use of Sámi offering sites began earlier than previously thought. New radiocarbon dates show that the use of these sites began more than thousand years ago.

24.4.2018 News

Wisdom of the crowds harnessed for pain prevention

The Kipuriihi tool developed at the University of Oulu assesses the effectiveness of treatments for lower back pain using wisdom of the crowds. In April, Kipuriihi will be introduced in Canada at the world's premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction.

23.4.2018 News

Attention to creativity and inventions

World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated annually on April 26. The event was established by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) in 2000. Its purpose is to draw worldwide attention to the importance of creativity and inventions in promoting prosperity and well-being.

23.4.2018 News

Julius Bartels Medal to Professor Ilya Usoskin

The 2018 Julius Bartels Medal is awarded to Ilya G. Usoskin, Professor of space physics at the University of Oulu, for his key contributions to long-term changes of cosmic rays and solar activity. Julius Bartels Medal is awarded by the European Geosciences Union EGU, which is the Europe’s premier geosciences union. It describes Usoskin as a founder of the space climate discipline.



18.4.2018 News

University of Oulu to begin groundbreaking 6G research as part of Academy of Finland’s flagship programme

The Academy of Finland has selected the University of Oulu’s proposal 6G-Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem as one of the first two flagships in the new national research funding programme. The flagship programme aims to further increase the quality and impact of Finnish research by funding the most prominent research clusters with high scientific merits and impact in supporting economic growth or society at large. The flagships will carry out ambitious research programmes enabled by substantial funding for a period of eight years.

29.3.2018 News

National record in the number of applicants to international master's programmes

University of Oulu had the Finnish record number, total of 3 475, international master’s applicants during its two application rounds for programmes starting in autumn 2018. The number of applicants more than doubled from last year’s 1 414 applicants (145 % growth).

In the Finnish Joint Application period to higher education, 15 378 applicants submitted their applications to bachelor and master’s programmes taught in Finnish. This is the record number in the University’s history.

22.3.2018 News

Myanmar’s first Diploma Programme in Telecommunications launched

The new Diploma Programme in Telecommunications between the University of Oulu and Yangon Technical University (YTU) was launched on 22 March 2018.

22.3.2018 News

Master’s degree in one's own field opens doors

The first conversion training to be completed as labour market training has begun at the University of Oulu. A two-year Master's programme aims to combine makers and doers with the competence needs of companies in the area.


21.3.2018 News

Extensive study reveals serious deficiencies in treatment of low back pain

Even today, health care resources are wasted on unnecessary examinations and ineffective and even harmful treatments. These are the conclusions of 3 extensive review articles published in the respected scientific journal The Lancet, in which 31 leading experts from 13 countries have compiled research evidence on the causes, risk factors and treatment of low back pain. Professor Jaro Karppinen from the University of Oulu is one of the contributors.   

20.3.2018 News

Climate models predict changes to flows and biota of northern rivers

The habitats of species in Finland's flowing waters will move northward as climate change causes temperatures to rise. In addition, seasonal fluctuation in the flow of rivers will become more irregular than it is now. Small headwater streams will experience greater changes in flora and fauna than larger rivers, according to a study by the Finnish Environment Institute and the University of Oulu.

14.3.2018 News

Northern Finland Birth Cohorts give valuable information about our health

People born in Northern Finland in 1966 and between July 1985 and June 1986 can consider themselves to be in a privileged position. Their health and well-being have been followed already from the foetal stage. This has continued through the present day at ten years intervals. The result has been an extensive research data referred to as the Northern Finland Birth Cohort. The collection of new information is beginning this year.