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9.10.2017 News

University of Oulu to export a Bachelor's Programme in Software Engineering to China

The University of Oulu has signed a significant agreement with the Nanjing Institute of Technology (NJIT) on the launch of a Bachelor's Programme in Software Engineering in China. The education export project is the biggest in the university so far. It is also one of the biggest among all externally funded projects in the university.

6.10.2017 News

Reindeer bones give an archaeologist clues to interaction between humans and animals

Humans have always needed the help of animals to survive. A project that recently received a considerable amount of funding looks at the domestication of the reindeer to find out how coexistence between animals and humans evolved.

29.9.2017 News

Persevering collaboration brings cyber research centre to University of Oulu 

A research centre for cyber security is to be established at the University of Oulu as a Finnish-American collaborative effort. Setting up the centre at the University of Oulu is the result of persevering international cooperation that has been carried out in Oulu especially in research into data security and wireless data communications. 

26.9.2017 News

University of Oulu joins Nokia Bell Labs Distinguished Academic Partner programme

The University of Oulu has been selected into the Nokia Bell Labs Distinguished Academic Partner programme. Universities and research organisations in the programme are involved in wide-ranging cooperation with Nokia Bell Labs in research, teaching, and innovation, while creating a common vision on the future of wireless technology. Twenty-five top universities from around the world have been invited into the programme.

21.9.2017 News

The modern experience researched at University of Oulu in a rocking fashion!

What kind of experience is a virtual heavy metal concert scientifically speaking? This is being researched in a test environment the likes of which has never been realised before in this scope. On Saturday 23 September, popular Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis, which is internationally known, will stream its 360 Experience concert live and as a 360° video. At that time, there will be 30 test subjects taking part in the University of Oulu's distance concert trial. 

21.9.2017 News

The Arctic region needs dialogue between local people and science

This year, the Associated International Conference and Rectors' Forum of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) cooperative network was held in Aberdeen, Scotland, under the theme Conversations from the North. The talks given underscored the cooperation between local people and researchers – that is the only way by which the life in the Arctic can be genuinely improved.

12.9.2017 News

New, affordable and easy to upscale electrocatalyst for hydrogen production from water

Research teams of Umeå University, Åbo Akademi, University of Danang and University of Oulu have developed a novel robust and efficient catalyst nanomaterial for electrochemical water splitting, which is easy to apply and feasible to produce in large quantities at low cost. 

12.9.2017 News

Fatal fibrosis as a matter of heart

The material of the cardiology researchers from Oulu can be considered unique on the global scale. This material is used to study what factors influence development of fibrosis that leads to cardiac diseases and sudden death.

8.9.2017 News

Niinimäki: Now is the right time to invest in the future

The 59th academic year of the University of Oulu began on Wednesday, September 6 with an opening ceremony. In his speech Rector Jouko Niinimäki underscored the time of new possibilities that has emerged in the economy, and the importance of education in the creation of well-being.

4.9.2017 News

Grazing protects tundra plant diversity in a warming climate

Climate warming decreases number of plant species in tundra, but plant-eating animals, such as reindeer and voles, can switch this negative effect to positive. The results by a Finnish-Swedish researcher team are published today in Nature Communications. Findings by the researcher team show that grazers allow more plant species to grow together and benefit from warmer conditions by decreasing biomass of tall and wide-leaved plants and increasing light availability.

4.9.2017 News

Open events for everyone interested in science at Linnanmaa campus

University of Oulu invites everyone interested in university´s research to participate in Researchers´ Night event organinized September 29th 17.30-20.30 PM in Tellus Innovation Arena and the main lobby of the Linnanmaa campus.

31.8.2017 News

Significant EU funding for joint diseases research

Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow Gabriela Lorite and Associate Professor, Academy Research Fellow Simo Saarakkala from the University of Oulu have received 1.1 million euros from EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 for joint diseases research project MIRACLE.

29.8.2017 News

Architects' new facilities "topped out"

A topping out ceremony was held for the new facilities of the School of Architecture on Friday, August 25.

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.