25.6.2018 News

Interdisciplinary research showing the way for 5G micro-operators

Fifth generation mobile networks will soon enable many things that prior technology is not capable of. It also challenges the different vertical sectors to renew their business models

20.6.2018 News

Academy of Finland funding for 21 Academy projects, 6 Academy Research Fellows and 9 Postdoctoral researchers in the University of Oulu

The Academy of Finland has published funding decisions of Academy projects, Academy Research Fellows and Postdoctoral researchers on the research areas of Biosciences and Environment, Culture and Society, Natural Sciences and Engineering, and Health. The funding was granted from 1 September 2018 onwards.

20.6.2018 News

Mummy studies contribute to knowledge of Northern Finnish disease history

The researchers in Oulu are pioneers in the tracing of Finnish disease history with the help of mummies. By studying the mummy of Nikolaus Rungius, a Vicar of the Kemi parish, Archaeologist Tiina Väre has discovered that the clergyman may have suffered from tuberculosis, obesity, and, according to the latest findings, gynecomastia.

20.6.2018 News

WHO collaborating centre tackling global change and health continues in Oulu

World Health Organization has redesignated the Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH) as a WHO Collaborating Centre in Global Change, Environment and Public Health for a new four-year term starting from May 20, 2018. The director of the WHO collaborating centre is the director of CERH, Professor of Public Health Jouni Jaakkola. CERH at the University of Oulu is the only university based research unit in Finland serving as a WHO collaborating centre.

19.6.2018 News

Three new TUTLI projects to University of Oulu

TUTLI is Business Finland´s funding type that aims to create new research-based business. This spring´s call six applications were submitted from University of Oulu. Three of them got the funding. Since 2012 University of Oulu has got TUTLI-funding to 34 different projects. From them currently ten new startup-companies have been established.

18.6.2018 News

Oulu-based research on behavioral tracking of depression by smartphone data analysis

Researchers at the University of Oulu Center of Ubiquitous Computing have received funding to provide objective measures for identifying depression and systematically tracking its course over time.

15.6.2018 News

6G Flagship moving ahead in full sail

The Academy of Finland selected the first two competence clusters to be funded under its new Flagship Programme earlier this spring. The 6G Flagship led by the University of Oulu has started its activities firmly.

14.6.2018 News

University of Oulu Rises in the QS Comparison

In the latest QS World University Rankings comparison, the University of Oulu has risen to join 400 top universities. Oulu placed 376th whereas last year it was in the 411-420 ranking interval.

14.6.2018 News

University of Oulu and OuluHealth ecosystem invest in strengthening the competence in digitalization of health

Council of Oulu Region has granted a 679 000 € funding for DigiHealth Knowledge Hub –project, coordinated by the University of Oulu, from European Regional Development Fund until summer 2020. The objective is to increase competence and capacity amidst the rapid progress of health and wellbeing digitalization.

5.6.2018 News

Golden nanoglue completes the wonder material

In a recent study, scientists at the University of Oulu have developed a nanojunction, joining one of the most promising novel materials, molybdenum disulfide, with nickel.


4.6.2018 News

Are you still planning to do traineeship this summer?

If you are planning to do your traineeship this summer and want to apply traineeship grant, please hurry.

1.6.2018 News

High-tech expansion of OMS Research Centre for the extractive industries

The Oulu Mining School Research Centre, the teaching and basic research unit of the extractive industries at the University of Oulu, has expanded and now serves all of the research needs of the extractive industries in geoscience, applied geophysics, as well as mining and refining technology.  It is also used by other technology fields at the university and by private industry.

29.5.2018 News

President Ahtisaari: The Nordic model is worth keeping

President Martti Ahtisaari believes it is important to promote the Nordic social model. “Everyone should be able to feel good as part of the society and able to develop their skills and abilities. This kind of society is a good society, and one that develops”, he said while speaking on 23 May at the Maailma Nyt! Special Forum at the University of Oulu, run by the institute, which carries his name. The forum was the main event of the 10th jubilee year of Martti Ahtisaari Institute.

28.5.2018 News

Academy of Finland gives EUR 5.9 million to support the profiling of the University of Oulu

Academy of Finland has made funding decisions aimed at supporting the profiling of university research. University of Oulu received almost six million euros in funding for its strategic research themes “Joint development of human abilities and smart technologies” and “Humans and eco-friendly multidisciplinary arctic research”.

21.5.2018 News

Skills and knowledge in electroceramics at the University of Oulu range from composition to components

The Microelectronics Research Unit at the University of Oulu approaches development of electroceramics from the angle of the whole. 

21.5.2018 News

School essays depict civil war cruelty

School essays written in the autumn following the end of the Finnish Civil War offer a multi-dimensional insight into the battle of Tampere. However, the stories written by people with first-hand experience are overshadowed by the White winners’ interpretation, says Docent Marianne Junila, who has done long-term research on the subject.

18.5.2018 News

Physical activity is important for those born preterm

Physical activity levels of young adults who were born preterm are clearly lower compared to their peers who were born at term, and those born preterm also have weaker muscles. Low levels of physical activity and fitness can increase the risk of chronic diseases later in life, so those born preterm should particularly be encouraged to be physically active.

17.5.2018 News

Give course feedback - win iPad

Spring's 2018 teaching periods are coming to an end and now is the time to give feedback on all the actual teaching to which you have participated.

17.5.2018 News

Janne Haverinen is Professor of Practice in entrepreneurship

Doctor of technology, founder and board member of IndoorAtlas Janne Haverinen has been appointed Professor of Practice (PoP) in entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Information and Electrical Engineering in University of Oulu. The PoP is a three-year fixed-term position.

16.5.2018 News

Wide development potential for business in the arctic area

The Arctic should be examined as innovative areas which provide big development potential instead of the production of raw materials. The potential that lies within the development of business in the High North is broader than today’s picture of the area. Ageing and decrease of the population cause challenges.

4.5.2018 News

Hannu Huttunen, CEO of Bittium Corporation is the University of Oulu´s Alum of the Year 2018

Hannu Huttunen, Master of Science in Economics, financial economist, Chief Executive Officer has been nominated as the university´s Alum of the Year 2018. The nomination was announced by the University of Oulu Association in the University of Oulu Day Alumni Celebration 4 May 2018. The nomination is based on Huttunen´s significant career as a business leader for the benefit of Northern Finland and the Finnish economy.

4.5.2018 News

Researchers at the University of Oulu solve the mystery of the Käymäjärvi Stone

Archaeology and history researchers at the University of Oulu have solved the mystery of the so-called Käymäjärvi Stone, which has puzzled scholars of ancient history for over 300 years.

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.


25.4.2018 News

Recent study pushes back the start date of Sámi offering rituals

University of Oulu researchers showed together with their Nordic colleagues that the use of Sámi offering sites began earlier than previously thought. New radiocarbon dates show that the use of these sites began more than thousand years ago.