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1.3.2018 News

Government future tour begins at University of Oulu

At the Toward the Next 100 event hosted by the Prime Minister, people at the university pondered major themes for the future to support political preparatory work.

19.2.2018 News

University´s new donor wall

The University of Oulu fundraising campaign 2014-2017 raised 21 million euros for the benefit of research and science.

16.2.2018 News

A study reveals a new gene required for normal fetal development

A study made at the University of Oulu reveals a new gene required for normal fetal development and severe childhood multiorgan disease.

15.2.2018 News

Sexual harassment also common among primary school-aged children

Sexual harassment between children is widespread. The information comes from a study conducted by the University of Oulu, which examined sexual harassment that took place in peer relationships between children and the possibilities of dealing with the issue with children through creative methods.

5.2.2018 News

Over half of the middle-aged have a skin disease requiring treatment

Skin diseases among middle-aged people are more common than previously thought. The doctoral thesis research of Suvi-Päivikki Sinikumpu, Licentiate of Medicine, revealed that 60% of the subjects had a skin disease requiring treatment.

5.2.2018 News

Cerenion Oy closes a 500, 000 € seed investment round for developing brain monitoring technology

The research-based startup, Cerenion Oy, got a half million euros seed investment from Butterfly Ventures and Icebreaker.vc.

31.1.2018 News

Simo Saarakkala appointed as the Scientific Director of Infotech Oulu

Infotech Oulu coordinates the multidisciplinary research activities in the university´s research focus area of Digital solutions in sensing and interactions. In the focus area it is explored how digitalisation can work for everyone, including sensing and ubiquitous wireless sensor systems, wireless communication, and other novel services and systems. The research targets future information infrastructures and integrates aspects of technology adoption by complex human groups, communities and societies.

30.1.2018 News

A publication on solar activity became the most popular online

Professor Ilya Usoskin’s article titled A history of solar activity over the millennia has become the most read Springer online publication in astronomy.  Published in March 2017, the article has been downloaded more than 7600 times.

30.1.2018 News

Applications to international master's programmes more than doubled

More than three thousand applications were submitted. Second application period set for international master's programmes is 14-28 March 2018.

24.1.2018 News

The Olympic Games in Korea and Oulu will be linked via a 5G connection

The next generation wireless data transmission system, 5G, which has been described as revolutionary, is about to be introduced. The University of Oulu research unit Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) is represented in the 5G Olympics team that will launch the first intercontinental public 5G network connection in the world.

22.1.2018 News

Arctic research helps us to understand the future of the globe

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.

22.1.2018 News

Polar Bear Pitching 6.–7.2.

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.

19.1.2018 News

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.

17.1.2018 News

Remote presence and cooperation via avatars

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.

12.1.2018 News

Waterfront development boosted by big data analytics - new ways into policy-making

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.

11.1.2018 News

The Earth’s rotation pushes poisons to the north

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.

11.1.2018 News

How inventive were we 2017?

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.

9.1.2018 News

Robotics research coordinated by the University of Oulu takes robots to dangerous sites 

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. 

9.1.2018 News

The hundredth doctoral dissertation on telecommunications at the University of Oulu

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.

8.1.2018 News

Labour shortages to be eased through new ICT conversion courses

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.

21.12.2017 News

Finnish universities expanding their cooperation with MAX IV

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.

21.12.2017 News

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€.

20.12.2017 News

Genetic information building our identity

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.

18.12.2017 News

University of Oulu heading strongly towards 6G in its wireless communications research

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.