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.

13.3.2018 News

Ten research-based companies from TUTLI projects

TUTLI is a funding instrument of Business

13.3.2018 News

eCounselling for Every Student

University of Oulu takes part in the EU project eCounselling for Every Student! The main goal of the project is to make theory of online student counselling methods into practice in collaboration between Oulu University of Applied Sciences, University of Oulu, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Oulu Vocational College and the network of upper secondary schools in Oulu. The project started on the 1st January 2018 and it will last until 30th June 2020.

13.3.2018 News

University of Oulu Summer School 2018

The University of Oulu arranges summer courses during the summer. Summer studies are organised by the faculties of the University of Oulu and the Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia. Please notice that the registration for the summer courses might start later this Spring. See Summer Courses 2018 here.

9.3.2018 News

Forced displacement and migration are part of Finland’s recent history

It is only a few decades since many Finns became war refugees; there are still people among us whose past is marked by forced displacement and migration. What are their stories like? How did these people integrate into a new community and the society, and how long did it take?


8.3.2018 News

Many men carrying breast cancer gene are left without support

A new doctoral dissertation shows that many men carrying hereditary breast cancer gene feel that necessary support is not available to them. Despite an increased cancer risk, there is no consistent preventive cancer screening organised for these men.

8.3.2018 News

How innovative is the University of Oulu?

Compared to other European Universities and research institutes, in our University more inventions and startups are coming from the research. Instead, we have less resources for staff handling knowledge transfer and patenting of inventions.

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

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.