18.12.2017 News

Artificial intelligence reads people like an open book

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. 

5.12.2017 News

One hundred years – so what?

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.

1.12.2017 News

University of Oulu researcher to international innovation finals 

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?

1.12.2017 News

In the nucleus of the atom

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. 

30.11.2017 News

Launch and co-creation event for new Oulu 5GTN services Dec 11

The new 5GTN Community service environment will opened to companies in Oulu on 11 December. 

30.11.2017 News

Extensive ERC funding for development of an ultrafast NMR method

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.

27.11.2017 News

The prize of Helsinki Challenge idea competition was divided between two teams

Teams iCombine and HeatStock were chosen as the winners of the science-based idea competition Helsinki Challenge.

23.11.2017 News

Immerse in 5G at Slush

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.

15.11.2017 News

Deans and Education Deans have been appointed

Deans and Education Deans for the University of Oulu have been appointed for the following four-year period 2018–2021.

15.11.2017 News

Equality and high demand for mathematical skills challenging university admissions

On Tuesday 7 November, new information was published on a national student admissions project and the scoring models of matriculation examination grades used in university admissions. The extensive data set compiled by researchers at the University of Oulu shows what kinds of students were admitted to universities using the current system in 2013–2015. Development should be focused on the question: what kind of skills should university students learn in upper secondary school?

9.11.2017 News

Cyber-safe radio waves challenge satellite connections

Hailing from the University of Oulu, KNL Networks aims to become a leading communications service provider for the maritime industry. The company came up with the idea of harnessing high-frequency radio waves for long-distance digital communications. The HF data network offers a safer and more affordable alternative to satellite communications.

8.11.2017 News

1 M€ Funding for imaging of early osteoarthritis

Professor Miika Nieminen has received a large funding of 1,018 M€ from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for the project “Structure-specific MRI characterization of articular cartilage in osteoarthritis”. This is a continued funding for a project previously supported by the same foundation.  

7.11.2017 News

University admissions to change: certificates to provide more opportunities

Student admission based on upper-secondary school certificates and matriculation examinations is becoming a more significant route to university. The system is currently under development with the help of a tool created for scoring matriculation examination grades.

2.11.2017 News

The proportion of students with at least 55 credits now 50%

During academic year 2016–2017, exactly 50% of the students of the University of Oulu completed at least 55 credits. This makes the University of Oulu the first and so far the only university that has broken the 50% limit in the proportion of students who completed at least 55 credits.

31.10.2017 News

Prince Albert to Oulu in September

Prince Albert II of Monaco will be the keynote speaker at the UArctic Congress in Oulu in September 2018. He will arrive in Finland at the invitation of Rector Jouko Niinimäki. Niinimäki serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the UArctic cooperative network of universities.

31.10.2017 News

Interleukin 6 (IL6) gene modifies the effect of smoking on the risk of asthma

The results of a recent study emphasize the role of cytokine Interleukin 6 (IL-6) in the pathogenesis of asthma and imply that certain IL6 genotypes increase susceptibility to the adverse effects of tobacco smoking on the risk of the asthma. The research was carried out in the University of Oulu, at the Center for Environmental and Respiratory Research (CERH) by docent Taina K. Lajunen, Professor of public health Jouni J.K. Jaakkola and Professor of pulmonary medicine Maritta S. Jaakkola.

27.10.2017 News

Scientists discover a new promising malaria drug candidate

An international group of scientists has identified a new antimalarial compound and its two target proteins. The results may lead to development of novel drugs against malaria.

26.10.2017 News

Scientists identify 72 new genetic variants contributing to breast cancer risk

Seventy-two new genetic variants that contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer have been identified by an extensive, international team of researchers. The findings were reported in the journals Nature and Nature Genetics. Genetic studies pave way for understanding the pathogenesis of breast cancer.

20.10.2017 News

The past is present in the present

Lapland's Dark Heritage is a project that examines the traces that wartime cooperation between Finland and Germany left in the mental landscape of Northern Finland.

13.10.2017 News

Demola refines ideas into innovations

The Demola cooperation between companies, the University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences benefits all parties involved. In the best scenario, the company gets to launch a new product or service concept. The universities gain new research knowledge and the students job opportunities.

12.10.2017 News

Speed and security of future 5G applications enhanced with the help of artificial intelligence

The cutting edge 5G research carried out at the University of Oulu is boosted by significant funding granted to its research team for the development of research on artificial intelligence. Around the 5G network, new technologies and applications are already being developed in which low latency and security are critical factors in settings such as hospitals, industry or steering of vehicles.

12.10.2017 News

Arto Maaninen is the new vice rector for cooperation

The Board of University of Oulu has chosen PhD Arto Maaninen as the new vice rector, cooperation.

12.10.2017 News

Biobased carbon nanomaterials for electronic applications

The Fibre and Particle Engineering and Microelectronics Research Units of University of Oulu have received research funding from Tekes for their project “Green carbon nanofibers for large area electronics” (Grelectronics) for two years.