Podcast-series continues until summer 2021 with a new episode published every month in University of Oulu's Spotify account. The episodes will be in English or Finnish depending on the guest.
The names and presentations of the Honorary Doctors 2022 can be found from here.
In the first episode, the rector Jouko Niinimäki interviews Risto Murto, who serves as the CEO of Varma and has been a board member at the University of Oulu. The interview is in Finnish.
Second episode focuses on professor Sandra Thompson, who is an internationally recognized pioneer in interactional linguistics and an expert in functional linguistics. Besides regenerating linguistics both theoretically and methodologically, Thompson has documented many endangered and already extinct languages such as Wappo that was spoken in Northern San Francisco until 1990.
In the third episode of the podcast, we get to know Liisa Hyssälä, Senior Advisor of the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA. During her successful career Hyssälä has worked for example in the university, as an entrepreneur and as a politician. The interview is in Finnish.
In the 4th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor podcast physician-scientist, Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe tells about his successful career and its highlights. Nobel Laureate Sir Ratcliffe gives also useful tips for young researchers in building a successful career in science.
In the 5th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor we will get to know Paula Vanninen and her fascinating career more closely. Vanninen is currently working as a Director of VERIFIN, Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention. In this interview Vanninen will tell us about VERIFIN, and her work and achievements while working at the institute. The interview is in Finnish.
In the 6th episode of Interview with Honorary Doctor podcast, we will get to know Professor Emeritus Eero Eloranta and his notable life’s work within industrial engineering and management. In this interview Eloranta tells how the field of industrial engineering and management has developed within time. The interview is in Finnish.
The guest of the 7th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor is Professor Annette Scheunpflug who is an internationally recognized educational researcher. In the interview she talks about her international research career and methods of collaboration.
The guest in the 8th episode of the podcast An Interview with Honorary Doctor is Mauri Ylä-Kotola, Professor and Former Rector of University of Lapland. In this interview Ylä-Kotola will tell us how he has developed media science into a science that focuses on designing the future of media. The interview is in Finnish.
The guest of the 9th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor podcast is Professor Jeremy B. Searle, who acts also as the Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University in USA. Searle is an internationally established scientist in the field of evolutionary biology. He conducts research related to the evolutionary biology of animals and studies the interface of animal evolution and human history.
The guest of the 10th episode of An Interview with the Honorary Doctor podcast is professor emeritus Mats Paulsson, a long-time Director of the Biochemistry Institute II of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne. Paulsson is an internationally recognized tissue researcher, who has led several large research consortia and held numerous academic positions of trust.
In the 11th episode of Interview with Honorary Doctor podcast we will get to know University of Oulu alumn Professor Aarno Palotie and his notable life’s work within human genetics. He is a professor and group leader in the University of Helsinki, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and in Massachusetts General Hospital.
The guest of the 12th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor podcast is Professor Eva Liljeblom from Oulu, who is one of the leading researchers in finance in Finland. In addition to her extensive scientific career, she has held numerous supervisory, expert, and administrative roles.
The guest of the 13th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor is Professor John Joseph McGrath, one of the world’s leading researchers of schizophrenia. In this interview, McGrath talks about his interesting and successful research career during which he has focused on the epidemiology of schizophrenia and risk factors for psychoses.
Last updated: 3.6.2021