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10.7.2020 News

24 new European Universities, including the University of Oulu, reinforce the European Education Area

European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that come together for the benefit of students, teachers and society.

8.7.2020 News

Student admissions results published – congratulations to all successful applicants!

All the student admissions results for the University of Oulu have now been published.

8.7.2020 News

Opiskelijat haluavat asua mieluiten keskustassa

Tutkimuksen mukaan Oulun keskusta on oululaisten korkeakouluopiskelijoiden suosikkiasuinalue. 

6.7.2020 News

Frequent claims concerning the city campus

On 28 April 2020, the Board of the University of Oulu decided, based on a real estate strategy, that the University will start project planning for the construction of the first phase of a new campus in Raksila in the centre of Oulu. Here are the answers to some of the most common claims about the central campus. 

2.7.2020 News

Printed flexible electronics – one step closer to smart clothing

The researchers of the University of Oulu, together with their partners from VTT Research Center and Polar Electro, developed a new system of electrodes that can be implemented into our clothing and withstand our daily routines.

30.6.2020 News

Success in Shanghai ranking of academic subjects

The University of Oulu is ranked in the list of the world's 500 best universities in as many as 18 disciplines, as calculated by Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020.

30.6.2020 News

Evening types are less physically active

Middle-aged evening-type men and women are less physically active than their peers. Evening-type men also spend more time sitting than morning types, a new study shows. According to the researchers, individual circadian rhythms should be taken into account to a greater extent in physical education and guidance.

30.6.2020 News

Speeding up 6G research – new White Papers published

6G Flagship has published 11 new 6G White papers.

29.6.2020 News

The development of Oulu University Hospital also concerns medical education

University Hospital is undergoing a transformation as a result of the Future Hospital – OYS 2030 reform programme. The renewal of facilities and technology affects not only the treatment of patients, but also the hospital’s other core function, medical education.  

24.6.2020 News

Solar Energy Harvesting Through Biomimicking the Wings of a Butterfly

Very effective nanostructures biomimicked from black scales of butterflies can be used for antireflective coating on solar panels. A new study of the NANOMO Research Unit of the University of Oulu offers a unique route to enhance light harvesting efficiency occurring in manmade solar cells.

23.6.2020 News

Digitalisation boosts business

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.

18.6.2020 News

Caglar Elbuken is bridging academia and industry – fundamental research leads to applications

Professor Caglar Elbuken arrived in Oulu last winter from Ankara, Turkey, to take on a new career challenge. Namely, the founding of two research groups for the University of Oulu and the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, respectively.

17.6.2020 News

Multidisciplinary solutions for sustainable water management

Tenure track professor for arctic research Hannu Marttila is keen on fishing and multidisciplinary research and wants to advance sustainable water management via science. He is the leader of Northern Hydrology research group at Water, Energy and Environmental engineering research unit. 

17.6.2020 News

Decisions on Academy Projects, Academy Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers completed: 13 projects and 8 researchers were granted funding in the University of Oulu

The Academy of Finland has granted funding for new Academy Projects, Academy Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers. 13 new Academy Projects, 7 Postdoctoral Researchers and 1 Academy Research Fellow in the University of Oulu were granted funding from 1 September 2020 onwards. Altogether, the researchers of the University of Oulu were granted over 10 million euros.

17.6.2020 News

New Finnish measurement trailer helps improve tyre safety and energy efficiency in HGV traffic

University of Oulu Vehicle and Mobile Machinery Engineering has developed truck trailer to measure the behaviour of tyres of heavy goods vehicles (HGV) on various driving surfaces in a versatile manner. Research data on the impact of tyre forces on driving dynamics can be used to improve tyre and road safety and energy efficiency in HGVs.

15.6.2020 News

QS -yliopistovertailu listasi Oulun yliopiston 408. parhaaksi

Oulun yliopisto sijoittuu uusimmassa kansainvälisessä QS World University Rankings 2021 -yliopistovertailussa sijalle 408. Sijoitus putosi hieman kahden nousuvuoden jälkeen. 

15.6.2020 News

Comparison of contraceptive pills reveals differences in adverse metabolic effects of different forms of estrogen

A joint study by the University of Oulu and University of Helsinki compared the effects of two different types of estrogen on blood inflammatory markers and lipid levels. Ethinyl estradiol, used in many combined oral contraceptives (COCs), increased chronic inflammation, while estradiol valerate, which is similar to natural estrogen, had barely any effect on inflammation.

12.6.2020 News

University of Oulu graduates successful in securing employment – the ability to pitch one’s expertise the key factor

The employment of alumni is surveyed through an annual, nationwide career monitoring survey. A majority of the graduates are satisfied with both their degree and current career.

11.6.2020 News

Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho is a veteran of all the ”G's”

Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho is now known as the head of 6G Flagship, and is the international face of 6G research that stems from Oulu and Finland. Not shying away from 'impossible' things, Latva-aho has always taken on challenges more formidable than the one before throughout his career. ”I have never tried to take the easy way out, that's just who I am”, says Latva-aho, and that is surely one of the traits needed in a man who's in charge of a spearheading effort in next-generation research in telecommunications.

8.6.2020 News

Read analyses and reports concerning Oulu city campus

The University of Oulu has been working on its property strategy since November 2019. In the strategy process, different analyses and reports have been ordered and used.

5.6.2020 News

Researchers at the University of Oulu to receive EU funding for the development of a quick and affordable coronavirus test

The Council of Oulu Region has granted €172,000 funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to a project led by Professor Simo Saarakkala for the development of a new diagnostic coronavirus test. The new test is based on infrared spectroscopy and its development makes use of artificial intelligence. Once finished, the test may significantly increase the testing capacity associated with coronavirus infection from the current one.

4.6.2020 News

An Interview with Honorary Doctors podcast series begins with CEO Risto Murto

The first episode of Interview with Honorary Doctors Podcast is now live on the Spotify account of the University of Oulu.

3.6.2020 News

Solid-state 3-D range imager technology in full operation

Professor Juha Kostamovaara’s research group faces unique challenges daily as it strives for meaningful results in its research field of multi-disciplinary character. Quite seldom, deep knowledge on devices, microelectronics, photonics and laser ranging can be simultaneously found within a single research group, Kostamovaara notes.

1.6.2020 News

Visiting glaciology professor chases Arctic adventures

From Arctic to Antarctica, Professor of glaciology Alun Hubbard enjoys the remote wilderness and looking for Polar adventures. As a visiting professor in University of Oulu he has the chance to widen his perspectives.