Kuvassa Markku Juntti, Matti Latva-aho, Lauri Oksanen, Jouko Niinimäki, Jukka Riekki ja Jari Hulkkonen

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.

“The Distinguished Academic Partner program has been established by Nokia Bell Labs to bring the best and brightest minds together to solve the greatest human needs challenges. University of Oulu is a world-leading partner and we are delighted to include them to our global network delivering truly disruptive innovation, particularly in mobile radio. We look forward to further strengthening our engagement with University of Oulu through our DAP program”, says Lauri Oksanen, VP of Research and Technology at Nokia Bell Labs.

"The University of Oulu is at the core of the research and innovation ecosystem for data communications. We are engaged in world-class research whose effectiveness we are enhancing together with our distinguished cooperative partners. It is a great acknowledgement to be part of the Nokia Bell Labs Distinguished Academic Partner programme. Nokia and the University of Oulu already have a long shared history, and we are happy about the new phase in the cooperation,” says University of Oulu Rector Jouko Niinimäki.
 
The Nokia Bell Labs Distinguished Academic Partner programme brings together the top researchers in the world to enable the technological change for the future that will bring people and services together in immediate and adaptable networks.  For researchers the programme is the first opportunity to follow the development of a wireless future in global business activities. This ensures the applicability of scientific research information in the applications and services of wireless technology. With the help of joint development and sharing of resources we are bringing together forces for ambitious projects. In addition to the development of research and leadership, the partnership programme offers opportunities for traineeships for students. Two other Finnish universities in addition to the University of Oulu, Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, are taking part in the programme.
 
Bell Labs was originally a US research and development organisation in electronics and data processing. Through a corporate deal in 2016 it became part of the Nokia Group.
 
Further Information:
University of Oulu 
Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho, matti.latva-aho(a)oulu.fi
Professor Markku Juntti, markku.juntti(a)oulu.fi 

Nokia Bell Labs presented Distinguished Academic Partner -program to the University Management. In the picture from left: Professor Markku Juntti, CWC-RT Radio Technologies; Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho, CWC-RT Radio Technologies; VP of Research and Technology at Nokia Bell Labs Lauri Oksanen; Rector Jouko Niinimäki; Professor Jukka Riekki, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering; research department head at Nokia Bell Labs Jari Hulkkonen

Last updated: 27.9.2017