Nearly 13 million euros from the Academy of Finland to strengthen the research profile areas at the University of Oulu
The Academy of Finland is supporting universities in strengthening their research profiles and has now granted Profi funding for the years 2021-2026. The University of Oulu was granted 12.79 million euros to support its strong research areas of 6G, lifelong health and arctic research. The application of the University of Oulu was rated excellent by the international panel of experts.
Noteworthy recognition to Professor Anssi Paasi – the first Finn after A. E. Nordenskiöld to receive the prestigious Vega medal
Founded in 1878, the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG) has awarded the prestigious Vega medal to Professor of Geography Anssi Paasi from the University of Oulu on the basis of his scientific merit. In its explanatory memorandum, the society emphasises the importance of Paasi’s research for the critical renewal and expansion of political geography.
Archaeologists and geneticists of the University of Oulu found out that domesticated reindeer replaced wild reindeer at the Sámi offering places in Northern Finland in the 15th to 17th centuries. The research group analyzed archaeological reindeer bone finds from four Sámi offering places. The analyzed samples dated from the late 12th century to the 17th century.
Wanting to develop new models of learning has been a driving force in Chris Hutchinson's career. As the Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way we live and learn, the skills of a learning designer are in high demand.
The implications of shrub growth responses to sea ice-induced changes in climate are Pan Arctic wide with global consequences including: landscape carbon sequestration, diets of caribou, reindeer and muskoxen as well as strengthening positive albedo feedbacks to future climate warming.
Arctic researchers are a little different, says university lecturer in cultural anthropology Roger Norum, a native New Yorker who ended up in Oulu.
The GenZ project, which brings a human-centred approach to digitalisation, is receiving two extra assistant professors. Noora Hirvonen will be examining the role of artificial intelligence in young people's everyday lives, while Siamak Seyfi is researching the connections between digitalisation and tourism.
The Nordic Fab Labs have strengthened their co-operation by establishing an association. The presidency of the association rotates the Nordic countries and the autonomous territories belonging to the Nordic countries, so that each in turn is responsible for leading the association. The board has a member from all the Nordic countries.
Having a good understanding of how things work under the hood is essential to problem-solving. Anastasiia Borodulina is able to use her wealth of technical knowledge from machine vision to 3D modelling in her job on a daily basis.
Residential greenness encourages middle-aged people to do physical activity, according to a joint study by the University of Oulu and Oulu Deaconess Institute Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Living in a green environment especially increases light physical activity, particularly among men.
New Master's Programme in Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science combines medical and data sciences
Altogether 23 degree programmes taught in English are available - next application period on 7-20 January 2021. University of Oulu now opens a record number of five new international degree programmes in the fields of epidemiology and business analytics, chemistry, and digitalisation.
Electronic skin (e-skin) is a thin, flexible and adaptable electronic material that mimics the functions and properties of human skin and can be widely used in healthcare, industry, robotics and a new generation of prostheses. For example, e-skin enables the detection of contact and heat on machines and devices, increasing their intelligence and opportunities for interaction with the environment and human. In the coming decades, e-skin will be one of the key technologies in the societal shift towards intelligent automation and human and machine evolution.
Researchers from the University of Oulu are highlighting important themes of environmental change in cooperation with artists. Insights from research were combined with the expertise of a musician and graphic designer, resulting in the music video Prospects.
Digital marketing specialist Dennis Kelley's hobbies and work complement one another. Creating video content for work goes hand in hand with maintaining a personal YouTube channel.
Researchers at the University of Oulu have developed a new method for detecting changes in the brain’s cleaning system. The study showed that in patients with Alzheimer's disease, pulsations in the brain's blood vessels differ from those in healthy individuals. This discovery enables the development of new types of treatments and diagnostic tools for memory loss diseases.
A prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) has been awarded to Associate Professor Dr. Wei Cao at the University of Oulu, Finland. The 2M€ grant is to support a project entitled of “Cross-dimensional Activation of Two-Dimensional Semiconductors for Photocatalytic Heterojunctions”. Photocatalyst developments will follow materials properties regulated by spatial dimensions and photocatalysis studies consider time dependences of chemical reactions.
Ambitious project plans with tight schedules have faced drastic delays due to the pandemic, which has put a halt on mobility and has limited access to research premises and equipment. One of the multipartner projects forced to redraft its research steps is the EU-funded ICT project 5G!Drones. Committed to trial selected use cases for the most prominent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications, the project relies on the complementary expertise from 20 organisations around Europe, both universities and companies.
An accident, such as falling on a ski slope, usually requires an X-ray examination of the injured limb and a trip to the nearest hospital or emergency clinic. In the near future, imaging services can be brought closer to the patient.
The Hexa-X project has been awarded funding from the European Commission under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, a significant step toward bringing together key ind
Ahnaf Ahmad says that Oulu was a good match for his ambitions. During his studies in Wireless Communications Engineering, he got an internship at Nokia that has turned into a full-time job.
The University of Oulu is participating in an extensive international research project that uses tools such as artificial intelligence (AI) and computer modelling to explore the significance of intervertebral disc degeneration in lower back pain. Funding from European Commission is used to hire early-stage researchers who will be trained to apply what they have learned during the project to other national diseases.
Associate professor Mehdi Bennis from the Centre for Wireless Communications has been elevated to the grade of an IEEE Fellow. The IEEE fellowship is attributed for his contributions to resource optimization in heterogeneous and low-latency wireless networks.
All information on Finnish neuroscience research will be collected in one place, Neurocenter Finland. Neurocenter Finland is a cooperation network that creates a new operating environment for researchers and stakeholders and improves the visibility of research related to neurological issues and brain diseases while improving the availability of information on the subject. The University of Oulu and the Oulu University Hospital are included in the Neurocenter network.
The corona year has greatly increased the need for remote exams in universities, and there has also been a public debate about remote monitoring related to exam situations. Finnish higher education institutions have now drawn up common guidelines for organizing the supervision of remote exams.