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21.8.2017 News

Intelligent fitness environment combines mobile gaming and physical training

It has traditionally been thought that computer gaming and physical training compete with one another for our free time and are opposites with regard to the impact they have on our health. However, gamification, sensors and mobile games now offer the tools for increasing activity and picking up healthy habits as part of daily life for people of all ages.

18.8.2017 News

Major ERC funding for reindeer domestication research

Academy Research Fellow Anna-Kaisa Salmi from the University of Oulu has received major funding from the European Research Council (ERC) for research on animal domestication. The 5-year ERC Starting Grant funding is worth 1.49 million euros.

17.8.2017 News

University of Oulu is still one of the world’s top 500

The University of Oulu once again placed in the 401–500 category on a list of the world’s best universities in the Shanghai university ranking published today.

16.8.2017 News

Inaugural UArctic Chair

University of the Arctic (UArctic) introduces the first UArctic Chair, Professor Jeffrey Welker, as a collaborative appointment between UArctic, the University of Oulu and the University of Alaska Anchorage. The inaugural position is hosted by the University of Oulu.

14.8.2017 News

University of Oulu joins Scholars at Risk network

University of Oulu has joined international Scholars at Risk (SAR) network and at the same time the Finnish section of Scholars at Risk.

24.7.2017 News

New test of word recognition in noise to help measure children’s speech perception

Researchers are developing a standardized test of word recognition in noise for measuring children’s ability to recognize words when there is background noise. The test will be used to identify children with problems in hearing, and consequently, in language learning, and to offer them help. The goal is to get the test into clinical use in every university hospital in Finland.

5.7.2017 News

University of Oulu prepares to host UArctic Congress 2018

University of Oulu is preparing to host a major scientific event next year, when the UArctic Congress 2018 is taking place on 3rd to 7th September 2018.

4.7.2017 News

Nordkalk lahjoittaa 10 000 euroa

Nordkalk on lahjoittanut 10 000 euroa Oulun yliopiston kaivannaisalan koulutukseen ja tutkimukseen.

30.6.2017 News

University of Oulu fundraising campaign result nearly 11 million euros

The University of Oulu fundraising campaign Tule kasvamaan kanssamme, Growing Together, raised 10.7 million euros.

22.6.2017 News

University of Oulu lecture hall L2 to be named after President Martti Ahtisaari

To honour President Martti Ahtisaari turning 80, the University of Oulu will name lecture hall L2 after him. The lecture hall, originally a space designed for traditional teacher-to-student lectures, has experienced a total transformation: rows of chairs have been replaced by terraces offering participants the opportunity to learn together while enjoying the state-of-the-art technology in the room.

20.6.2017 News

Fortum donates 250 000 euros to the University of Oulu

Fortum donates 250 000 euros to the University of Oulu. The donation is allocated in the field of technology.

15.6.2017 News

The economic contribution of universities in Finland is 14,2 billion euros

The impact of Finnish universities on the Finnish economy has been evaluated.

15.6.2017 News

Oxidation of silver has been figured out

Oxidation of a metal surface is a phenomenon familiar to everybody. We have all seen green copper roofs, tarnished silver spoons, grey aluminum, and rusty iron.

15.6.2017 News

Summer Sound Gardens: the concert experience of the summer in the Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens in the University of Oulu will host its third concert in the Music in Botanical concert series.

13.6.2017 News

Eero gave back

1600 donors have already participated in the University of Oulu fundraising campaign. A large number of donors are individuals, 600 of them students.

13.6.2017 News

Nokia donates another 100,000 Euros for technology research in the University of Oulu

Nokia Corporation has decided to take part in the ongoing fundraising campaign of the University of Oulu with a new 100,000 Euro donation.

12.6.2017 News

EISCAT_3D, the new Arctic radar gets go-ahead for construction

A new international research radar called EISCAT_3D was given the green light to proceed this month, promising a step-change in understanding the effect of solar storms and space weather on the upp

9.6.2017 News

Henry Ford Foundation donates 100,000 Euros to technology research in the University of Oulu

Henry Ford Foundation donates 100,000 Euros for development of research and education in the University of Oulu. The donation is allocated to the field of technology.

9.6.2017 News

ArticFinland.fi presents Arctic research

The renewed ArcticFinland.fi website presents Finland’s Arctic activities, research, policies and economy in both Finnish and English.

9.6.2017 News

Futurena voted straight to the final of Helsinki Challenge

Yesterday evening, the Futurena science team of the University of Oulu was voted straight into the final stage of Helsinki Challenge, the science-based idea competition.

8.6.2017 News

Material that harvests energy from three sources is proven in practice

A novel material that could replace small power sources, like batteries in various electronic equipment such as sensors, has been developed in the Microelectronics Research Unit in the University o

8.6.2017 News

The University of Oulu again in the top 500 in the world

The University of Oulu is ranked at 411-420 in the new QS University Rankings published today. This is the same rank the University had last year.

8.6.2017 News

Metso donates 200 000 euros to the University of Oulu

Metso makes a significant donation of 200 000 euros to the University of Oulu. The donation is a part of the Metso´s program for the centenary of Finland’s independence.

7.6.2017 News

Pöyry Finland PLC and University of Oulu agreed on closer cooperation in education and research

The international consulting and engineering company Pöyry Finland PLC, and the University of Oulu have made an agreement on closer cooperation.