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25.8.2020 News

Artificial intelligence utilised in editing the digital dictionaries of Skolt Saami and North Saami

The University of Oulu Giellagas Institute publishes the Skolt Saami and Northern Saami dictionaries in a digital format. The authors utilised artificial intelligence as part of the editing work.

21.8.2020 News

Osuuskauppa Arina, Kesko and University of Oulu to jointly apply for a planning reservation for the Raksila area in Oulu

Trading companies Osuuskauppa Arina and Kesko want to enable determining the best option for the City of Oulu and the University of Oulu in planning the Raksila supermarket area. The University of Oulu, Osuuskauppa Arina and Kesko have submitted an application to the City of Oulu to grant the University of Oulu a planning reservation enabling it to be associated with the planning of the area. The time frame allocated for joint planning ends on 31 December 2021.

19.8.2020 News

A record number of Pedaforum 2020 participants reflect on the digital leap and the changes in teaching caused by the coronavirus

"Right now, it must be noted that corona is not only a global health crisis but also a crisis in education; the demand for continuous learning has never been higher. The current situation challenges us: What and how do we teach children and young people when we cannot predict the future?" ponders Professor Sanna Järvelä with the record audience at Pedaforum 2020.

19.8.2020 News

Electric arc furnace offers steel production with lowered CO2 emissions

Climate-friendly steel production methods, hydrogen reduction and steel recycling, require the use of an electric arc furnace. The University of Oulu is working with its partners to resolve the challenges of developing an electric arc furnace process.

19.8.2020 News

University of Oulu in the global top 600

The prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has ranked the University of Oulu among the top 501 to 600 universities in the world.

18.8.2020 News

Oulun yliopisto 600:n kärjessä maailmassa

Arvostettu Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) -rankinglista sijoittaa Oulun yliopiston sijavälille 501-600 maailman yliopistojen listalla.

17.8.2020 News

University Alliance UNIC to start operations: University of Oulu among the best European universities

The new university alliance European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC) has been awarded an EU start-up grant. European Universities is a flagship initiative of the EU’s higher education policy and a key element in creating the European Education Area.

12.8.2020 News

Global perspective to the study of Arctic water systems

The associate professor of Resource Management in Arctic Environment has come to the field of Arctic studies via an unusual path. Ali Torabi Haghighi worked for years in water resources engineering and lecturing in his native Iran. Relocation to Finland gave him both challenges and inspiration. 

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.