University of Oulu, 2016


Information Studies at the University of Oulu conducts basic and applied research that focuses on the interaction between humans and information in different settings. The research efforts within Information Studies are multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary by nature. Within the University of Oulu, Information Studies has established strong ties in research collaboration with Educational Sciences, Medical Science, as well as with Information Processing Science and other fields of technical sciences. The unit also collaborates with Energy and Environmental Economics.

The conducted research is nationally and internationally recognized and of excellent international quality according to the research quality assessment exercise of Communication Studies in 2013 (see the Academy of Finland) and of the University of Oulu in 2014 and 2007.

Recent and ongoing research projects

AI literacies: co-evolution of human competences and artificial intelligence, funded by the Academy of Finland through the Generation Z and beyond: Co-evolution of human capabilities and intelligent technologies in the 21st century (GenZ) strategic profiling theme of the University of Oulu. Noora Hirvonen appointed as an Assistant professor (tenure track) from 2021.

The Applicability of Altmetrics for Research Assessment, coordinated by the Research Unit for the Sociology of Education, University of Turku, funded by the Academy of Finland from 2020 to 2024. Principal investigator: Kim Holmberg.

BCDC Energy Research Project, Work package Knowledge Management and Interaction, funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland from 2015 to 2021. Principal investigator of the WP: Maija-Leena Huotari.

Authority and Agency in Making Informed Decisions on Immunization, funded by the Academy of Finland from 2019 to 2020. Principal investigator: Noora Hirvonen.

Cognitive Authorities in Everyday Health Information Environments of Young People (CogAHealth), funded by the Academy of Finland from 2016 to 2020. Principal investigator: Maija-Leena Huotari.


Last updated: 17.11.2020