10.9.2019 News

New method for material research gets hundred times stronger

Researchers from the Faculty of Science at the University of Oulu have increased the sensitivity of an emerging spectroscopic method with promising applications for materials studies.


30.8.2019 News

Science Coffee events continue in autumn

Kvantum Science Coffee events continue in the autumn 2019. The first event will be held on 27 September.  

21.5.2019 News

Kvantum research projects for 2021-2024: preregistration for the applicants

Preregistration for the applicants of Kvantum Institute research projects is open. Deadline for the preregistration is June 23, 2019

13.5.2019 News

Prior Notification: Preregistration for the applicants of Kvantum Institute research projects 2021 – 2024 will open in May 2019

This is an important prior notification for all principal investigators (PIs) planning to participate in the upcoming Kvantum research project call for 2021-2024. Those who are planning to apply are requested to preregister according to the instructions given later in May.

The preregistration material is due to the selection process of independent experts for the evaluation panel by the Academy of Finland. Only PIs preregistered are eligible.

10.5.2019 News

Arctic coastal vegetation effected by delayed geese arrival: Changes in trophic processes

Many migratory waterfowl have evolved to synchronize periods of peak nutrient demand, often breeding, with periods of high resource availability. Climate change is creating phenological mismatches between herbivores and their plant resources throughout the Arctic. UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker and his colleagues have discovered that climate‐driven changes in the timing of goose arrival have much greater consequences for coastal sedge vegetation than a similar shift in timing of local spring conditions. While advancing growing seasons and changing arrival times of migratory herbivores can have consequences for herbivores and forage quality, developing mismatches could also influence other traits of plants, such as above‐ and below‐ground biomass and the type of reproduction.  The field study was conducted in western Alaska and published in Journal of Ecology, recently.

25.4.2019 News

Reindeer turning maritime

In the new Ecosphere Journal article Prof. Jeff Welker's international consortium shows that wild Svalbard reindeer populations can buffer the effects of climate change  in part by behavioral plasticity and increased use of resource subsidies. Based on annual population surveys in late winters 2006–2015, the proportion of individual reindeer feeding along the shoreline increased the icier the winter.

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.