”We can't win in 5G or 6G by playing defense. We have a very strong offense game in this regard. And to win, we have to be ready to disrupt the old business practices and change the rules with new concepts”, says Dr. Petri Ahokangas, Professor of Future Digital Business at Oulu Business School. He will focus on 6G research over the next couple of years as he joins the 6G Flagship crew full time – bursting with enthusiasm.
Altogether 2 961 applicants submitted their applications to the international degree programmes at the University of Oulu during the first joint application period, which ended 20 January, 2021. Oulu Business School received 1 044 applications to its six master’s programmes. The number increased by 11 percent from the previous year (2020: 939).
In a recent publication, the business marketing research done at the Oulu Business School was ranked among the best in the world.
Five new international programmes to start from Autumn 2021 – studies available on epidemiology, data science, sustainability, and digitalisation
University of Oulu opens a record number of five new degree programmes taught in English to train future pioneers to solve global challenges with science-based solutions. The graduates are expected to have a high demand both in the industry, public sector, and academia.
Digital business can be found in all sectors. Researchers at the University of Oulu analyse opportunities for digitalisation and help companies to develop a new business model. Their partners include the Port of Oulu, which is building a 5G local network with digital services.
The University of Oulu collects information worldwide on the effects of the coronavirus crisis on people's everyday life. Experiencing the Pandemic project material will be used in a variety of disciplines, including in dealing with potential new crises.
The multidisciplinary GenZ profiling project of the University of Oulu begins to materialise when the tenure track assistant and associate professors selected in January begin their research activities. At the same time, the project objective of bringing human orientation to digitalisation is highlighted from the perspective of the different research fields.
A professorship in automotive business has been established at Oulu Business School. The aim of the professorship is to develop business in the automotive sector, respond to future challenges with the help of research and promote university education in the field. The new position complements the extensive expertise in the automotive field in the various faculties of the University of Oulu. Through the professorship, dialogue and cooperation with national and international automotive networks will also be intensified.
The University of Oulu will switch entirely to distance learning and close its campuses from students, in accordance with the guidelines from the Government of Finland.
The international multidisciplinary joint project examining the sustainability and effectiveness of new business has received 4.3 million euros in funding from the European Union Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks programme. From the University of Oulu, the Martti Ahtisaari Institute from the Oulu Business School will be taking part in the project. The funding share of the University of Oulu is 1.1 million euros.
11 percent increase in the number of international master's programmes applications at Oulu Business School
Altogether 939 applications were submitted to the Oulu Business School’s international master’s degree programmes. The application period ended 22 January, 2020. The number increased by 11 percent from the previous year (2019: 847). International Business Management was the second most popular programme in the University of Oulu.
The first Finnish professor specialising in brand management has been appointed at the University of Oulu. Docent Saila Saraniemi, Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, started in the position at the beginning of this year.
Graduation with old degree structure will end in July 31, 2020. This concerns students in international master’s programmes whose right to study has started in fall 2013 or earlier.
The SOLOGS project of the University of Oulu examines the ideal location and most reasonable logistics for the social and health care service network in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The results of the project, which will be completed in autumn 2020, are already attracting interest.
Digital health technology is one of the most important research themes at the University of Oulu. The DigiHealth project also takes researchers to the corridors of Oulu University Hospital.
Thursday the 7th November is the 100-year anniversary celebration of the Foundation for Economic Education in Finland.
Pentti Pikkarainen, PhD (Econ), has been appointed Professor of Practice at the Oulu Business School.
Professor Mikko Puhakka was awarded a € 15,000 award for his merits in economics research and education by the Finnish Cultural Foundation's North Ostrobothnia Regional Found in May 17, 2019.
Nyt voit vaikuttaa suomalaisten yritysten digiosaamiseen ja -valmiuksiin!
In the Arctic Spirit conference in Rovaniemi November 2017, Arctic 5 universities and cities (Oulu, Rovaniemi, Luleå, Umeå and Tromso) decided to set up a joint taskforce to improve cross-border co
A high quality research and education of Oulu Business School (OBS) has been recognized again with the extension of international AACSB accreditation. OBS was the fourth business school in the Nordic countries to earn the initial accreditation in 2013. Now it is one of the longest accredited business schools in the Nordic countries.
Oulu Business School received altogether 847 applications to its five international master’s programmes. The number is higher than before the introduction of tuition fees. This year, the University of Oulu has a stricter scholarship programme and language requirements compared to previous year.
Researchers from the University of Oulu are involved in a large-scale international study, which shows that genetic factors partly explain risk behaviour. The effect of individual genes on risk behaviour is low, but the interaction of genes is significant.
University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences reinforce women’s high-growth entrepreneurship, career opportunities and business expertise in the international fPlaza project. The aim is to develop and pilot three entrepreneurship and business management training programs for women in entrepreneurial or leading positions.