12.3.2019 News

Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts

Achievement can be applied in speeding up quantum computers and designing new quantum technological devices.

1.3.2019 News

125 applications to ArcI Tenure track programme

The call for applications to Arctic Interactions tenure track programme is closed.

14.12.2018 News

Five tenure track scientist positions open in the Arctic interactions programme

The ArcI tenure track programme includes five recruitment packages of a tenured principal investigator and for each appointed professor a start-up packages for hiring a postdoctoral fellow and a Ph

29.10.2018 News

The key to sufficient water supply is in our hands

Snow melt runoff and groundwater abstraction are the most used form of fresh water globally, but the supply is diminishing throughout the world. The problem is expected to worsen with ongoing climate change. Professor Björn Klöve, Director of the Water Resources and Environmental Engineering unit at the University of Oulu, offers a scientific take on the issue.

10.10.2018 News

Autumn leaves feed flowing waters

Did you know that the autumn leaves falling into rivers and streams from trees are an important source of nutrition for aquatic organisms? The leaves are attacked by different kinds on zoobenthos, which shred and grind them for nutrition. Climate change is even expected to change the volume of the mass of leaves remaining in flowing waters: when the autumn precipitation still increases from the current level, the flow rates will increase and the leaves falling into rivers will be carried farther away than they used to be. This will change the water ecosystem as well.

28.9.2018 News

Arctic Interactions profiling theme project launched

Warming of the Arctic threatens the provision of key ecosystem services that rely on fundamental water, carbon and nutrient processes. This jeopardise traditional cultures and livelihoods and tourism. Understanding the global changes in the North and dealing with it in sustainable ways is important globally and crucial for Finland.

6.8.2018 News

Living close to Chernobyl alters the gut bacteria of wild animals

Researchers at the Universities of Oulu and Jyväskylä, together with their collaborators in the US and France, have shown that wild animals living in areas contaminated by radioactive material have a different community of bacteria within their digestive system (the gut microbiome) compared with animals that do not live in areas affected by an increase in radiation.

12.7.2018 News

Joint Professorship of University of Oulu and Finnish Meteorological Institute at Sodankylä

Research Professor position open at Sodankylä Space Cam

22.5.2018 News

Academy of Finland funding for four researchers in the Kvantum Institute's spearhead projects

Researchers in Kvantum's spearhead projects received five-year Academy Research Fellow and three-year Postdoctoral Researcher fundings.

15.5.2018 News

Kvantum Institute will launch a new event - Science Coffee

Kvantum Institute will launch a new event, Friday Morning Science Coffee - hot coffee and hot science -

2.5.2018 News

A tit gives a pied flycatcher information about good nesting spots

The neighbourly relationship between the European pied flycatcher and the great tit provides valuable information about behaviour between the species. Species living in the same area are not only in competition with each other, but also model their behaviour following each other’s example.


23.4.2018 News

International Julius Bartels Medal was awarded to Professor Ilya Usoskin

The 2018 Julius Bartels Medal is awarded to Ilya G. Usoskin, Professor of space physics at the University of Oulu, for his key contributions to long-term changes of cosmic rays and solar activity.

11.4.2018 News

Emerging projects selected

University of Oulu allocated doctoral training positions to emerging research themes – within the context of the four strategic focus institutes Biocenter Oulu, Eudaimonia, Infotech and Kvantum.

14.3.2018 News

ArcticCube opens at Tellus Innovation Arena

Thule Institute has opened an ArcticCube at the Tellus Innovation Arena, in the heart of the University of Oulu's Linnanmaa campus

1.2.2018 News

UArctic Congress 2018 Call for Abstracts is open

The Call for Abstracts for the UArctic Congress 2018 is open until March 16, 2018. Submissions are welcome to more than fifty science sessions that take place during the congress, which is held in Oulu on September 3-6 and concluding in Helsinki on September 7, 2018.

University of Oulu that is a local host of the UArctic Congress 2018, along with the University of Helsinki, welcomes you to northern Finland to attend high-level scientific presentations and discussions on cross-cutting and contemporary issues that also have a strong societal relevance.

Visit the UArctic Congress 2018 webpages to learn more about the event and to submit your abstract.

9.1.2018 News

Call for proposals for doctoral training activities

The University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) will allocate funding to the Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme to be used during the year 2018 for the development of doctoral train

21.12.2017 News

Finnish universities expanding their cooperation with MAX IV

The longstanding collaboration, dating back more than 20 years, of Finnish universities and users to MAX IV laboratory has taken a new phase. Through an agreement signed recently, a Finnish university consortium FIMAX will expand and deepen this collaboration.

18.12.2017 News

Call for proposals for the development of doctoral training activities

The Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme calls for proposals to be used during the year 2018 for the development of doctoral training activities within the following Doctoral Degree P

16.12.2017 News

Kvantum research events begin

Kvantum Institute begins to arrange multidisciplinary research events in cooperation with Tellus Innovation Arena in 2018. Stay tuned to get more information.

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.